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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: March 12, 2009
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
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Buget' cuts COUld. mean, the end of 4mH


By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County's 4-H program
could be the latest victim of county)
budget cuts if the county commission
decides to cut funding to the Exten-
sion program.
According to a proposed budget
cut plan Extension Agent Marvin
Weaver submitted to the county last
week, $4,000 would be cut from 'the
4-H program budget. Weaver's sug-.
gestion to cut funding from the 4-H
program for the remainder of the fis-
cal year came after the county com-
mission asked each county depart-
ment to cut its budget by 10 percent.
With support from federal, state
and local governments, the Gilchrist
County Extension Office provides in-
formation and training for 4-H youth.
agriculture and natural resources.
lawns and gardens, and aquaculture.
In the Extension program bud-
get, 4-H would be the largest cut at
$4,000, followed by Travel and. Per
Diem at $3,350, Repair #ind Main-
tenance at $1,893, Operating Sup-
plies at $1,503. Demonstration Sup-
plies at $1,500, Communications
and Freight at $1,253, Equipment at
$1,150, Dues/Membership/Training
at $1,000, Office Supplies at $700,
and Tools at $230.
According to the Gilchrist County
Clerk's Office, the Extension program
is allotted $169,652 of the county's
$28.859,180.00 budget each year,
Weaver explained that cutting 10 per-
cent. or $16,965 as he has proposed


By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
lost its chief administrative officer
last Thursday morning when Major
Teri "T.C." Gentry resigned from her
position.
Gentry gave no explanation for
her resignation and Sheriff Daniel
Slaughter would only say that Gen-
try had chosen to resign for her own
reasons.
S "I have no idea what her future
plans may be." Slaughter said on
Friday. "We wish her well for her fu-
ture."
The sheriff indicated that he has no
immediate plans to refill Gentry's top
administrative position as her duties
have been reassigned to existing per-
sonnel.
After taking office in late Decem-
ber. Slaughter promoted Gentry to
chief administrative officer. As a
major %within the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office. Slaughter had given

County resider

SW 56th Trail,

SByJohn M. Ayers
A property owner on SW 56th
Trail proposed he would pay the
cost of paving an estimated one-half
mile of the county grade in asphalt if
Gilchrist County would have paving
contractor, V. E. Whitehurst & Sons,
pave a portion of the adjoining grade
while they were resurfacing CR 307
in southwest Gilchrist County.


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would be what is left of the Extension
program's operating expenses.
"This would wipe out any spend-
ing, except for fuel and rental,"
Weaver said. "This would also mean
no 4-H budget."
Weaver explained that county
funded operating expenses for the
Extension'program are $34,770. This
covers office supplies, programs in 4-
H. agricultural activities and master
gardener program.
According to Chris DeCubellis,
4-H agent, Gilchrist County's 4-H
program has grown from 189 to 300
members in the three years since he
took over the position. There are
also 18 4-H clubs in the county now.
which range from project clubs like
dairy, sewing, shooting and wood-
turning, to community clubs.
Weaver explained that if the county
cuts the 4-H budget. then all summer
programs and educational activities
may be cut.
Though the budget may be bare,
Weaver said the 4-H program ben-
efits from a large number of volun-
teers who give freely of their time
and talents. The county's Extension
program is in a partnership with
the University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) and as such, the program re-
ceives over $150,000 each year in the
form of administrative support, staff
training, specialist support, publica-
tions, printing. 4-H camps, and 4-H
activities at the UniversitN of Florida


Ten 'T.C.' Gentry
Gentry and Major Tony Smith lead-
ership positions to split up the re-
sponsibilities of overseeing each de-
partment within the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office.

it pays to have

paved
The portion of the road Norvel
Reed. Jr. paid to have paved is one-
half mile west.of the intersection of
SW 56 Trail and CR 307.
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Tommy Langford made a motion
to approve the proposed paving for
$32,631 involving the one-half mile
of grade by Reed's property.
Commissioner Randy Durden
gave a second to the motion before
the board unanimously approved the
request last week.,
The agreement with Gilchrist
County involves preparing of the
existing grade surface for paving be-
fore 4,009 square yards of primer is
sprayed on the grade surface.,
,The agreement also stipulates the
contractor will apply 4009 square
yards of 1.25" of type SP-9.5 asphalt
on to the prepared roadway.
The cost of the paving of this
graded roadway is the same price per
square yard as the existing CR 307
project.
The contractor will reportedly
pave this roadway once the finish-
ing course of asphalt is applied to CR
307.


Don't forget,
Tuesday, Mar. 17
is
St. Patrick's Day,
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The university also provides a multi-
county dairy specialist, half-time
food and nutrition program assistant.
and a crops technician with the Su-
wannee River Partnership. '.
"Its hard times, but we'll still have.
4-H here'" DeCubellis said "Ourkids
are smart and respectful .., Gilchrist
County has blue ribbon kids."
In November four 4-H members
from Gilchrist County and three


adults traveled to Louisville so the
poultry judging team, shich won
the state competition, could com-


pete in the Natiaonai roultry Contest.,
The trip, which DeCubellis referred
to as,"a no-frills trip" cost a total of
-$1,200.
If the budget cuts are, approved,
trips like this will be hard to fund in
the future without the financial sup-
port of Gilchrist County, DeCubellis
said. Also, without the county funds
4-H receives, the Extension program
will no longer be able to help chil-


The semi van sthle open top, live bottom, steel trailer is shown as smoke and steam rise into the air as fire-
fighters are removing the straw from the trailer. Rick's Storage and Pine Straw semi tractor had backed up
to the trailer in an attempt to activate the bottom to unload the remaining straw.

Pine straw fire suspicious,


but no leads for truck owner.
Rick's Trucking offers $1,000 reward for related information


By John M. Ayers p.m., the alarm sounded to dispatch
The owner of Rick's Trucking told firefighters to a fire on Southwest
the Gilchrist County Journal in all his 45th Avenue at SW 17th Place, in
years of trucking and handling pine what was reported tobe a semi-trail-
straw, he has never seen a trailer of er loaded with pine straw. The trailer.
pine straw catch fire and bum up just w\as parked beside the road near what
sitting near a power line waiting to be was reported to be an overhead pow-
transported. erline. /
"The fire department did.a goodjob The trailer was loaded, ready to be
putting out the fire. but when'asked transported. whenthe fire was discov-
for ap investigation on how the fire ered. Firefighters from five Gilchrist
may have started, they could only fill County departments were dispatched
out a report that would not assist the to the scene to assist in controlling
sheriff's office in an investigation." the blaze. When commanders Perez
DeWees explained. and Carrecia reached the scene. they
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter then told contacted the power company to dis-
the trailer owner that the fire investi- connect the power line that was near
nation report that was completed by the top of the trailer. The trailer was
the fire chief. the way it was done, fully involved when the firefighters
would not provide information need- arrived oh scene. The. firefighters
ed for a thorough investigation by the connected a 1.5" 200-foot water line
sheriff's office:., and a 1.5" 100-foot secondary jump
On Monday. March 2 just after 5 line to Engine 1 to provide additional


water to extinguish the flames. The
fire department had supporting tanker
trucks provide additional water sup-
plies to suppress the fire.
When- the fire was extinguished,
the fire department removed all of the
pine straw from the trailer. DeWees
asked the fire chief for an explanation
on how the fire began, but the fire
chief was only able to list the cause
of fire as, undetermined.
DeWees reports that the trailer,
and the 950 bales of pine straw had
a $15,000 value. Ie is hoping to be
able to rework the live bottom trailer
where it can be used. He is offering a.
$1,000 reward for information lead-
ing to the arrest and conviction of the
person or persons involved with the
starting of this fire.
For more information contact (352)
463-6329 or the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office at (352) 463-3410.


Showmanship clinic preps kids for the fair


Showmanship clinic participants are left to right, Austin Polk, Melanie
Davis, Colton Rucker, Tabitha McCumber, Emma Kate Redd, Tallon Rt
Douglas Simpson, Erin Jones, Cody Norton, Kaylee Crawford, and Bre


Showmanship, grooming and ethi-
cal treatment of animals were taught
during a Showmanship Clinic held
last Saturday at the Gilchrist County
FFA Alumni-Arena.
Matt Warren presented information
on showmanship while Larry Lindsey
talked to students about grooming
and ethics. Also during the morning
session of the clinic, Dr. Eric Hiers


of Trenton Animal Hospital issued
health certificates free of charge.
Students also were able to have their
animals' hooves trimmed by Shawn
Ward.
Lunch was provided by Greg.San-
chez.
Following a break for lunch, a
showmanship competition was held
for all interested participants. A to-


Anderson, Trey Silka, Holly
eed, C.J. Gilbert, Lyndsay Boland,
,nt Lanier.
tal of 15 students competed in'three
categories: junior, intermediate and
senior divisions.
In the junior division, first place
went to Colton Rucker, second place
was Trey Silka and third place went
to C.J. Gilbert. Erin Jones won first
place in the intermediate division,
while Brent Lanier placed second and
Continued to page 14


running
dren who cannot cover the full cost
of going to camp.
"I guess it just means we'll have to
have more fundraisers," DeCubellis
said.
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sioners will consider the proposed
cuts to the Extension program and
other county provided services dur-
ing a budget workshop on Monday,
Mar 16 at 4:45 p.m.


City ok's

corner car

dealership


Trenton Motor Station
By Cindy Jo Ayers
A Trenton businessman received
approval Monday night for a spe-,
cial exception to allow for a used car
business on the corner of State Road
26 and Hwy. 129.
The Trenton City Commission
granted David Scott a special excep-
tion for the business, which will be at
the traffic light in Trenton.
Many longtime residents will re-
member the location as it formerly
was, a, service station owned by
Charles Hatch. Prior to Hatch's Chev-
ron station, the location also housed a
Standard Oil station at one time.
Scott told city commissioners he
plans to restore the station so it will
resemble its former glory as a Stan-
dard Oil station.'
The used car business owner has
retro gas pumps as well as an antique
car which he plans to leave on display
under the building's front awning.
While waiting on the special. ex-
ception, which allows for an automo-
bile sales and service facility in the
commercial central business district,
Scott said he has begun. making im-
provements to the property. Renova-
tion work completed so far includes
having an old chainlink fence re-
moved and painting the building's
awning.
Scott told city commissioners that
he plans to have 8 to 12 cars on dis-
play at any given time.
In granting the special exception,
the Trenton City Commissioners set
forward several conditions for the
business, which include no work be-
ing done to any automobile's drive-
train outside the bay of the business,
and no disassembled automobiles left
outside overnight or parts used for
repairs.
Scott said he plans to open his
business, which will be known as,
Trenton Motor Station, as soon as
possible.

Firemen 's

bunker gear

purchased

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion approved the purchase of six
sets. of new bunker gear to be issued
to Gilchrist County Fire Rescue per-
sonnel. Gilchrist County Adminis-
trator Ron McQueen told the board
that six sets of the new gear would
be issued to Bruce Thompson, Mike
Burnett, Carrie Powell, Alex Hudson,
Sammy Gay, and Myra Hope. All of
these firefighters have completed the
required Firefighter I minimum stan-
dards course and are responders a
majority of the time to the dispatch
calls. The Gilchrist County fire ser-
vice is urging volunteers to become
involved and register to take the Fire-
fighter I course to become certified
fire fighters, McQueen explained.
The board approved the $7880.00
for, the purchase of the firemen gear
from NAFECO.


Major Gentry resigns

from Sheriff's Office


Trenton FFA Plant Sale

Trenton Elementary School

Saturday 8 am I pm
(See ad on page 6) 1


Quilt Festival

Downtown Trenton

Saturday 9 am 5 pm,
(See ad Oil page 14) 1








GTILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009


Lancaster CI Farm Program USDA distribution Tax savings and conservation


Officer's innovative idea

speeds up carrot harvesting


Correctional Officer B. Langford
supervises the inmate farm program
at Lancaster Correctional Institution
in Trenton. His inmate work squad
recently planted 15 acres of carrots to
be used throughout the state-for food
service operations. Officer. Lang-
ford's squad began harvesting the
carrots approximately 2 weeks ago.
Harvesting such a large amount of
carrots is usually accomplished with
the use, of a combine, which is spe-
cially designed to pull the carrots up
in bunches, as the ground becomes
very compacted and pulling them by

From the
shelves of the
Bell Library
It's hard to believe that the time
has' changed to Daylight Savings,
and that means Bell Library will' be
opening at 2 p.m. and closing at 6
p.m., on Monday thru Friday. The
hours for Saturday will remain the,
same, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. As volun-
teers become available, we will add
hours. Good news, the library: will
be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on
Tuesday!
The adult book we previewed this
week was "By Sorrow's River" writ-
ten by Larry McMurtry, the well-
known author of "Lonesome Dove,"
a famous movie. There 'are quite a
few of his novels available here.
For the junior reader I found a very
enchanting book, "World Beneath the
Sea," about life under the ocean and
the development of submarines. Then
I discovered a Hardy Bpys novel,
"Danger on the Vampire Trail," that I
could not put down until the end.
"5 Minute Princess Stories" by
Lize Baker is a wonderfully enchant-
ing book for the beginning reader.
Hope to see you at the library soon.
The Bookworm


hand is a very tedious process. These
machines generally cost several hun-
dred thousand dollars.
Officer Langford came up with the
idea to use some scrap material that
was on hand and attach it to a tractor,
which he runs along the rows of car-
rots. This loosens the rows of carrots
and allows the inmate work squad to
harvest the carrots at a much faster
pace. and in'much larger amounts,
without the use of very expensive ma-
chinery. Officer Langford's squad is
averaging over 6,000 pounds of car-
,rots harvested each day as opposed
to less than 2,000 pounds without the
use of the device he made.
'In addition to carrots, Lancaster CI
inmates also grow and harvest water-
melons for inmate consumption,
For mote information, contact
Communications Director Gretl
Plessinger at (850) 488-0420.

Pasture Management,
Weed Control Workshop
The public is invited to attend a
workshop sponsored by the Levy
County Extension Services, Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Soil and Water
Conservation Districts, and the Levy
County Forester. The workshop will
be held on Saturday, April 25 from'
8:30 a.m. till 12:30. Lunch will be
provided. The location will be the
First District Community Center on
CR 349. The Community Center is
approximately 8-9 miles off Hwy 19
(towards Branford) directly on CR
349 on the left-hand side of the road.'
Topics to be covered include pasture
management principles, principles of
weed control, identification and con-
trol of invasive exotic plants, identi-
fication and control of plants that can
poison livestock. The workshop is
free of charge but attendance will be
limited to 80. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register for the class con-
tact Leslie .Vincino by phone: 352-
486-2672, extension 3,


: C*o*mmunitt Cae ndar
* Friday, Mar. 13
0 4 pim.-7 p.m. Trenton Farmers Market at Trenton Depot ,


* Saturday, Mar. 14 /
6 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Trenton FFA Plant-Sale at TES
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Quilt Festival (downtown Trenton)
* Sunday, Mar. 15, ..
SAttend th church of your choice '


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*Monday, Mar. 16
* Noon Trenton Rotary Club Meeting ; '
4 p.m. -Gilchrist County Commissioners Meeting
7 p.m:-8:30 p.m. John Birch Society Meeting at Trenton Library

STuesday, Mar. 17
St. Patrick's Day,
*9 a.m. Blood drive at Gilchrist County Couirthouse V
e 10 a.m. American Sewing Guild Meeting at Quilt Shop
10:30 a.m. AARP Meeting at Trenton Community Center
* 6:30 p.m. Woodmen of the World Lodge 626 Soup and Sandwich Night*
* 0


Thursday, Mar. 19
Suwannee River Fair begins
* 5:30 p.m.-Dinner and 7 p.m.-Meeting of the American Legion Post 91


Friday, Mar. 20
* 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Trenton Farmers Market at Trenton Depot ,
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There will be a USDA Food Com-
modities Distribution on Saturday,
March 14, 2009, from 10 to 11 a.m. at
the Christian Fellowship Church on
Hwy 129 south of Bell. The church is
located next to the .Gilchrist County
School Bus garage and across from
the Gilchrist County Road Depart-
ment. This will be the new location
for all the USDA food distributions
in the area.
When picking up food, residents
will need proof of residency. Only
one box per household and no two-
party pick-ups. The USDA food dis-
tribution 'is sponsored by the USDA
and the Senior Citizens Food Pantry.
If you have any questions please call
(352) 463-2710.

Gilchrist County
land transactions
Arthur G. Reeves, Jr. and Mary
Anne Reeves to Arthur G. Reeves, Jr.
Trustee, MAry Anne Reeves Trustee
and the Revo6able Arthur and Mary
Anne Reeves Trust, correction war-
ranty deed, $10.00, on 3/2/2009.
Suzanne L. DeChamplain a/kIa
Suzanne L. DeChamplain Trustee
and Heavens Gate Farm Trust to Su-
zanne DeChamplain to Suzanne L.
DeChamplain Trustee, Joseph Ross
Michaels, Charles Philip Michaels,'
and the Suzanne L. DeChamplain
Revocable Trust, Marta Jo Lawrence,
and Gary Ambrose, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 3/2/2009.
Abraham Dominguez, Roberto
Valle to First Federal Bank of North
Florida, warranty deed, $454,300.00,
on 3/2/2009.
Paul E. Morgan-to Jeffery G. Ga-
van, warranty deed, $65,000.00, on
3/2/2009.
* Geoffrey Pratt and Denise Pratt
to Robert L. Davidson, Sr. and
Cheryl L. Davidson, warranty deed,
$196,000.00, Lot 15 Foothill Farms
Unit 1, on 3/3/2009.
Grady Jones, Jr., Crystal L. Jones
f/Ika Crystal A. Thornton to Grady
Jones, Jr. and Crystal A. Jones, gen-
eral warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 1
TFB Properties, on 3/3/2009.
Kent Everritt Heaton and Charles
E. Brown Estate to Kent Everritt Hea-
ton and Karen Ann Heaton, personal
representative's release and certifi-
cate of distribution of real property,
$10.00, on 3/4/2009. ,
Graham L. Drummond to Wannee
on the Suwannee LLC, quit claim
'leed, $10.00,, Lot 15, 16, 'and 17
Block B Wannee. on the, Suwannee,
on;3/5/20p9.
' Pies Norfleet-to Paul W. Norfleet
and Jessica P, 'Norfleti,,quit claim
deed, $10.00, on 3/5/2009,.
Richard K. Borham and Barbara
Borham to Lee Mack and Dorothy
Mack, warranty deed, $60,000.00, on
3/6/2009.
Roger T. Sanford and Rebecca A.
Sanford to Jackie R. Gamble, Jr.,
warranty deed, $95,000.00, Lot 28
Pinewood Subdivision, on 3/6/2009.
Vlaja Telfer and Thomas M.
Telfer to Jim Pruitt Trustee and the
James F. Pruitt and Carmen A. Pruitt
Revocable Trust, warranty deed,
$600,000.00, on.3/6/2009.
Jerry Givens and Barbara Givens
to Donald W. Roberts Trustee, Doro-
thy Jane Roberts Trustee, and Donald
W. Roberts and Dorothy Jane Roberts
Trust, Warranty deed, $22,500.00, on
3/6/2009.
Virgil Douglas and Bonnie Doug-
las to Thomas Paul Lucas and Lisa
Moore, warranty deed, $125,000.00,
Lot 2 Amanda Plantation, on
3/6/2009.


opportunities for agricultural lands


Submitted
The Conservation Trust for Florida
is hosting a workshop on agricul-
tural lands conservation and estate
planning for landowners and stake-
holders. This free workshop will be
held on Tuesday March 24th from
8:30AM to 2:00PM at Otter Springs
Park & Campground located on 80th
Avenue in Trenton, Florida.
Conservation 'easements can help
landowners, realize tax savings on
property taxes, federal income taxes
and, in some cases, estate taxes. Based
on the value of the conservation ease-
ment, the federal tax incentives allow
qualifying farmers and ranchers to
deduct up to 100 percent (landown-
ers 50 percent) of their total income
the year of the conservation easement
donation. Any remaining value of the
donated easement can be deducted,
(up to 100 percent of the landowners
income), and carried forward for 15
years; for a potential total of 16 years
of no federal income taxes.
Terry Zinn, President of Conservai-
tion Trust for Florida, Inc. Board of
Directors will serve, as moderator.
Speakers and topics include: Frank
Young, P.A. tax benefits of conser-
vation easements; Robert Sutte, MAI
- appraising conservation easements;
CalLee Davenport, with the US Fish
and Wildlife Service landowner
assistance programs; and Bryan 01-
mert, representing Loncala, Inc., will
discuss stewardship of conservation
easements from a landowner's per-
spective. CTF will discuss Amend-
ment'4's property tax benefits.
The goal of the workshop is to
reach landowners: who are faced
with an array of tough decisions con-
cerniig the future of their land and
to inform them about conservation
options. Farmers and ranchers will
learn about current tax incentives for
land conservation, the beneficial eco-
nomic impacts of conservation ease-
ments and about ways to reduce prop-
erty, federal income, and estate taxes.
In addition, conservation easement
appraisal information and national,
county, and state resources for land
protection will be addressed. Farm-'
ers, ranchers, landowners, accoun-
tants, appraisers, lawyers, students,-
and others interested in the protection
of the special places in our state are
encouraged to attend the workshop.
Pleaser register by contacting John
Henry November at 904-525-3042
or by email at john@conser"eflorida
org. Lunch %ill be provided tree of
charge. . ... ..
CTF Executive Director Busy
Shires Byerly recognizes that farms,
ranches, and forestlands are an essen-
tial resource for Florida's economy,


Deborah O"Neill, a landowner who donated a conservation easement
on her family's 200 acre horse farm in Marion County speaks.


environment, and rural way of life.
She stresses, "Florida is at a critical
place in assuring that landowners
have practical financial options for
their lands as they consider their long
term land management goals."
The workshop is part of a series
of workshops geared towards land-
owners to make effective conserva-
tion management decisions for their
families and for future generations.
In/July, CTF held a workshop in
Pasco County Florida and over 100
citizens attended. An attendee com-
mented that the seminar was "very


informative with respect to available
programs for land protection and pro-
vided avenues to obtain additional in-
formation." The Conservation Trust
for Florida is hosting the workshops
with its partners, including the UF-
IFAS Extension Offices and is sup-
ported with funding from the Quail
Roost Foundation, Progress Energy,
Sally Venerable, and the Educational
Foundation of America. Four work-
shops will be held from January 2009
to February 2010 at regional centers
to facilitate attendance from multiple
counties throughout the state.


LCCC Foundation Planned Gifts Board to
meet
The Planned Gifts Board of the Lake City Community College Founda-
tion will meet March 24, 2009, at noon in the Lake City Community Col-
lege Foundation Board Room, downtown Lake City. For more information
contact Mike Lee, executive director of the LCCC foundation at 754-4392
or 754-4433.



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By Carrie A. Mizell
While driving through Jacksonville earlier this week, I saw a shiny, black
SUV and my mouth started watering. The car I drive now is a nice car, but it
has nearly 100,000 miles on it, and is beginning to show signs of aging.
My car is small, so small in fact that I can't fit groceries and a baby stroller
in my trunk, but still it's a nice car..
For a full two minutes, I sat at the stoplight envisioning myself driving that
sparkly new vehicle.
That is until reality set in. You see, I had just $56 in my purse that day and
a little over $200 in my checking account. Hardly the $35,000 I1 would need
to purchase a new vehicle of that caliber on a whim. Especially when you
consider that the wheels have not fallen off my car just yet. With the econbmy
in the shape it is in, I feel sure I will be driving the final breath out of my
'poor car, and even then ask for it to go a littler farther. But I'm okay with that
because I understand that I have to live within my means.
If only the Gilchrist County Commissioners would figure 'out that life les-


son.
My mouth fell' open last week as I read the article on page 2 about the'
.Spring Ridge Volunteer, Fire Department asking the county to pay $950 for
improvements to a newly purchased, but in need of repairs, grill for their
monthly pancake breakfasts.
I honestly didn't know whether to laugh at the absurdity, or cry over the fact
that picking up the tab is actually being considered by a few commissioners.
After all, Fire Chief Carlos Perez and.County Administrator Ron McQueen
had already signed off on a purchase.order to see that work on the grill was.
completed at the estimated rate:
Thank the Lord, County Commissioners Randy Durden and D. Ray Har-,
rison Jr. raised eyebrows over the frivolous spending of taxpayers' money,
which would not in this case be used to the benefit of all residents of Gilchrist
County. .
When I read the letter Chief Lee Schaltenbrand, of Spring'Ridge Volunteer.
Fire Department, submitted for this week's paper, my attention caught on this
statement, "Had we known it would cause a stir, we would have paid for it
out of our own funds." Whichleaves me wondering, why the department, that
claims to save taxpayers thousands through fundraisers would not have just
paid for the grill improvements from the get go.' Or better yet, had volunteers
within their department who have electrical skills go ahead and add the three-'
phase electrical service circuit upgrade.
Times are tough. So tough in fact that county officials have been telling
each department for months to cut back, more specifically to reduce their
budgets by 10 percent.
Every penny is going to have to be accounted for by county officials,, or
Gilchrist County is going to be in a dire financial situation due to state budget
cuts and overzealous spending at the local level. ,
Wiring on a pancake grill is not the first irresponsible request the county
commissioners have considered spending money on lately. It falls behind ad-
ditional funds for an animal control facility that is-over budget and shaping
up to be nicer than several county offices.
Let's be real Gilchrist County Commissioners and start considering what is
in the best interest of each and every citizen who elected you, rather than just
a select few who come forward with a good story and a hand stretched out.


Letter to the Editor


SVL Inc. Gilchrist
County's greatest all
volunteer organization
What a truly great organization,
Suwannee Valley Leagues Inc. is for
us the citizens of Gilchrist County!
Their board of directors consists of 13'
members working diligently through-
out the course ofthe year to provide
fun, safe, organized, and healthy aq-
tiviries for our youth. Their nissio n
,is to shape our Gilcbrist )outh into
becoming better persons in their per-
sonal,' professional and social lives
thus ensuring a better citizenry for the
future of Gilchrist County. What an
incredible asset for Gilchrist Coun ty!
It is so very assuring to know that


the board's commitment, first and
foremost, is the betterment of every
child and the betterment of Gilchrist
County.
SVL president Shannon Smith and
each of his 12 board members can af-
firm as to the positive measure that
organized sports have played in their
own personal lives. Next time you
see Shannon Smith, Mitch Harrell,
Julie Thomas; Keith Mower, Jerry
Brown, Todd Bryant, David Gray,
Scott Guthrie, Terry Parrish, Tomriy
Parrish, Cathy Prevatt and Dale Van
Landingham, ask them what SVL
and more importantly organized
sports have meant to .them in their
lives and how it has made them bet-
ter individuals. Better yet, next time


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Meet Your Neighbor


Name: Lynn Parkes
Lives: Trenton for the
last three'years
Moved from: Gaines-
'ville :: .
Family: Husband of 1,6
years, Jim; six children
and two grandchildren:
Works: Owns Lyrin's
Country Cross Stitch 'in
downtown Trento6 -
Likes of your job: I
love my job!' Iget to play
"and see all the pretty new.
'stuff, and we getogtether
every Tu'sda.y ,night ,to
stitch from. 5:30 to 8:30.
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you see them, tell them, thank you
for making Gilchrist County a better
place to live!
Steve Buckles


U.S. Sugar acquisition
, The board of directors of' the
Gilchrist County Farm Bureau sup-
ports Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion's opposition to the proposed ac-
quisition by the South Florida Water
Management District of U.S. Sugar
Corp. properties. While we remain-
firm in our support of private prop-
erty owners' rights to acquire, use, and
sell property, we oppose acquisition
of more Florida lands by govern-
ment.
As the state legislature grapples
with record revenue shortfalls, the
South Florida Water Management
District is trying to borrow $1.34 bil-
lion to buy 300 square miles of land
in South Florida. The deal will even-
tually cause thousands of acres of
currently productive agricultural land
to be removed from local tax rolls --
even as the State of Florida and lo-
cal communities struggle to maintain
funding to meet the -basic needs of
their citizens.
' Thi'remainis 'a project without 'a
plan and would* likely driaw'funding,'
and focus away from the Compr
hensive Everglades Restoration Plan
and other initiatives, negating years
of effort.
The ultimate cost of this proposed
buyout will far exceed the $1.34 bil-
lion purchase price. Florida citizens
and communities will suffer further
at a time when they are already suf-
fering enough.
Roy M. Wilson, Sr.
President
Gilchrist CountyFarm Bureau


Volunteer Fire Station's
expenditures
questioned
Dear Editor,
I find it necessary to respond 'to
your article in the March 5th edi-
tion of the Gilchrist County Journal,
"County. asked to pay. for improve-
ments to fire station's grill."
I have no problem with the Board


Where Were You When I Laid The Foundation Of The Earth?
(Kent Heaton)

Job complained that God was not .listening to his in history. With this great wisdom comes the pride that
distress and that he wanted only to speak to the Almighty. expels any idea of God from the view of man.
He felt deserted by. God. "Know now that God hath God remains in the whirlwind declaring His majesty and
overthrown me,, and hath compassed .me with his net. power. "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath
aloud, but there is no judgment" (Job 19:6-7). The desire laid the measures thereof if thou knowest? or who hath
of Job's anguished heart came true in Job 38. Whether Job stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the
believed God would hold audience with him, it came to foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner
pass from a whirlwind (Job 38: lff). stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and
Elihu had reproved Job for failing to consider his place all the sons of God shouted for joy" (Job 38:4-7)? The
before God. "Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou answer is self evident. How can man measure himself
saidst, My righteousness is more than God's? For thou before the Almighty? The world was created by the word
saidst, what advantage will it be unto thee? And, what of God (Genesis 1). Jehovah created man (Genesis 1;27)!
profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?' I will Paul wrote, "Nay but, 0 man, who art thou that repliest
answer thee, and thy companions with thee. Look'unto against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that
the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are formed it, Why hast thou made me thus" (Romans 9:20)?
higher than thou. If thou sinnest, what, doest thou Isaiah describes man as grasshoppers in the sight of
against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what Him who "sits upon the circle of the earth" (Isaiah'
doest thou unto him? If thou be righteous, what givest 40:22). Nations are nothing more than a. "drop in the
thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand" (Job bucket 'and are counted as small dust on the balance"
.35:2-7)? How could Job suppose to question the place of before the Almighty (Isaiah 40:15). "Who hath wrought
God or the integrity of God to his pitiful condition? As and done it, calling the generations from the beginning?
terrible a condition as Job found himself in, he needed to I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he" (Isaiah
stop and consider the respect and honor due to the Creator. 41:4). Pride will lift the mind of man to glory in himself
Job 38-41 is a testimony that all men must read to far beyond the honor due the Creator but He who riade all
understand how great Jehovah is and how insignificant things reminds man who is greatest when he strikes at man
man is. The achievements of man have lead to a false with nature. Can man tame the hurricane, ride the tornado,
security that man is the greatest creation of the world. calm the seas or stop death? Man is no more than dust on
Pride elevates the nature of man to not need God and to the balance before the God who made the world.


rely upon his own wisdom for safety and happiness. Man
has ventured far into space, explored the deepest parts of
the' ocean, conquered the highest mountains and created
technology that goes beyond the imagination of any time


What else should man do but honor a God so loving as
sending His, only begotten Son for the salvation of dust
on the balance (John 3:16)? Oh God how great your ocean,
how small my ship, how great your salvation.


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of County Commissioners denying
our request for payment of an electri-
cal equipment upgrade. A simple no
answer would have been sufficient.'
Instead, however, there was an im-
plication that we (Spring Ridge Vol-
unteer Fire Department) were asking
the Board of County Commissioners
to spend money for something that
doesn't benefit the taxpayers.
Commissioner Durden asked,
"Why are taxpayers', funds being
spent for equipment and electrical
upgrades that the general public will
not receive benefit from?"
Commissioner Harrison ques-
tioned, "Why didn't the, fire depart-
ment purchase the equipment with
Spring Ridge funds?"
Please allow me to set the record
straight. First, to Commissioner
Durden's question. Every penny the
Spring Ridge Fire Department .earns
from our pancake breakfast fund-.
raiser goes back into the fire depart-
ment. (We are one of only two coun-
ty stations that fund raises). With the.
money earned through fundraising;,
we save the taxpayers thousands, of
dollars. Since the inception of Spring
Ridge Voulunteer Fire Department;
in 1994, money raised through fund
raising has been used 'to improWve
tlihe fire servimein.Giifichst County..
%i begin' with, our original 'fire sta-
tion was built without any taxpayer
money. It was all done through do-
nations, sweat, and hard work, and
money earned from pancake break-
fasts and other fund raisers.
Throughout the years, we have
spent fund raising money on things
such as repair, maintenance, and im-
provements. to the fire station, fire
apparatus, and fire equipment. We
added two extra bays onto the station
(doing most of the work ourselves)
without asking the county for any
funds until we ran out of money. The
county then helped pay for comple-
tion of the roof and split the cost with
us of paving the front driveway. We
purchased the acre next to the fire sta-
tion with the intent of donating it to
the county if there was ever a need to
add an EMS station. We have paid our
firefighters' tuition to attend E.M.T.
school, fire investigation seminars,
and attend the Florida State Fire Col-
lege in Ocala to improve our fire-res-
cue skills. The net result: better fire
and rescue service to all the residents
of Gilchrist County. (Spring Ridge

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
March 4
Lotto Drawing:
S1-5-8-36-37-44'
No winner of the $22 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
51 at $5,661.50
4-Digit Winners
3,041 at $77
3-Digit Winners:
67,695 at $4.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
4-6-7-6
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
8-4-2-7
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
5-0-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
8-4-4

Saturday
March 7
Lotto Drawing:
2-14-27-31-43-53
No winner of the $25 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
64 at $5,433
4-Digit Winners:
3,408 at $82.50
3-Digit Winners:
73,527 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
4-4-7-9
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
0-2-0-7
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
1-4-0
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
4-8-3


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers
How 'bout this weather? It has more."
been so warm and sunny it reminds If the above events don't bring you
me why we all love living in Florida. outside, there is always the 2009 Wild
The next couple of weeks there Hog Canoe and Kayak Race which
are a lot of fun activities scheduled is now in its 32nd year on April. 25,
in our area. This Saturday, March 2009 with alternate date of May 2.
14, downtown Trenton will be ablaze The race is hosted by AMVETS
with color as a hundred or so color- Post 88 in Bronson, Florida. They
ful quilts will be hanging from store welcome anyone who would like to
fronts along Main Street. There are a try their luck at paddling down the
whole pile of fun activities planned Waccasassa River over obstacles big
including old-time crafters and an- and small for a chance to win some
tique dealers, really nice prizes.
Those attending will have an op- So let's get outside and attend some
portunity to step back in time as they of these local events.
admire a group of antique cars which ---
will be on display. There will also Our family has just about finished
be several re-enactor groups here off our wintertime bushel of sweet po-
who will be demonstrating life in old tatoes. We probably have a dozen or
Florida. so left, and I plan to use them to make
There should be plenty of good this recipe just as soon as I round up
food for those attending the Suwan- our children and granddaughter for
nee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft family supper one night soon.
Festival as several civic groups will -7
be cooking down near the county
courthouse.
If you are ready to begin your .4 large sweet potatoes
Springtime in the yard or garden, the Vegetable oil
Trenton Middle and High FFA Chap- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
ters will be at the Trenton Elementary 1/2 cup raisins, optional
School selling plants again this year. 1/4 cup firmly packed light
The money earned from the plant sale brown sugar
gbes to help the FFA Alumni fund 1/4 cup butter, softened
scholarships for a graduating senior. Salt to taste
Heather Rucker, the Jr. Chapter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a
advisor, said they plan on bringing baking pan with aluminum foil. Wash
in about 100 ferns as well as many and dry potatoes, then rub them with
other wonderful plants like azaleas oil. Bake approximately one hour or
and roses. I don't know if. you've until soft. Cool and then cut a thin
, seen those ferns they 'ell or not, but slice off top of each potato length-
just let me tell you they are huge and wise. Using a spoon, scoop out the
beautiful. potato pulp, leaving a 1/4 inch shell.
April 18 ald 19.are the dates of In a medium mixing bowl, corn-
the Old Florida Fine Art Show in Ce- bine sweet potato pulp, pecans, rai-
darKey. This .arts show has evolved sins, brown sugar, butter, and .salt.
through the years. It was formerly Mix until all is well combined.
known as the Cedar Key Arts Fes- Place the filling back inside the
tival, This !show is a big. deal 1and.,potato. shells and returnn to oven and
draws thousands of visitors to the is- reheat till hot through.
land each year. The juried art show You can also sprinkle handful of
will feature award-winning fine art, chopped pecans on top of-potatoes to
paintings, sculptures,.jewelry, crafts, garnish or sprinkle on mini marsh-
ceramics, textiles, photography, and malloWs and reheat.


emergency vehicles respond to calls
throughout the county).
The request to add a three-phase'
electricall service circuit upgrade
would allow us to continue our fund
raising through the use of a new
(used) electric grill, thereby continu-
ing to provide better and improved
fire service to the taxpayers. Inci-
dentally, the, grills arealso available
to feed our citizens during an emer-
gency.
As to Commissioner Harrison's
question, our lease agreement with
the county stipulates they will pay
for improvements over $100 with
both parties in agreement. We felt it
was a small request considering the
thousands of dollars we put back into
the county, in the way of improved
fire and emergency medical servic-
es. Since we didn't know exactly
what the electrician would charge to
complete the work, we submitted an
open purchase order not to exceed
that amount. Had we known it would
cause a stir, we would simply have
paid for it out of our own funds. As
a side note,, the Spring Ridge Volun-
teers have already done most of the
electrical work.
Our volunteers spend countless
hours volunteering our time and ser-
vices to help the citizens of Gilchrist
County. We have never abused our
responsibility to this county in our
capacity as volunteers. I would be
remiss if I didn't mention that we
have donated $775 to the New Yok
9-11 Relief Fund, $600 to the Inter-
national Association of Firefighters
for victims of Hurricane Katrina,
and almost $7,000 from our August
pancake breakfasts to the Children's
Miracle Network at Shands.
I hope this clears up any miscon-
ceptions of the Spring Ridge Volun-
teer Fire Department
Lee Schaltenbrand
Gilchrist County (Volunteer)
Deputy Fire Chief (2006-2009)
Fire Chief Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department (1999-2003)


Rotary Club organizes
fishing tournament to
benefit SVL
By Carrie A. Mizell
Youth sports in Gilchrist County
may soon get a financial boost once
the Trenton Rotary Club hosts its fish-
ing tournament on Saturday, April 11
to raise funds for Suwannee Valley
Leagues (SVL).
Scheduled to start at sunrise,' the


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first annual fishing tournament is ex-
pected to draw many avid fishing en-
thusiasts to the Suwannee Marina for
a day of fishing and spirited rivalry.
According to Charlie Smith, presi-
dent of the Trenton Rotary Club, an
entry fee of $100 per boat will be
charged. This fee includes the captain
and mate, dinner for both at the pre-
tournament meeting, a free .gift bag
and a complimentary t-shirt for the
first 50 entrants.
Up to $2400 in prizes will be given
away, including a $475 first prize for
the biggest redfish, second prize will
be $275 and third prize is $175. Based
on two redfish and five trout, the best
bag winner will be given $500. The
angler whobreels in the biggest trout
will receive $475, while the second
prize winner is given $275 and third
prize takes home $175. Also up for
grabs, a $50 prize for the biggest
trash fish.
A captain's meeting and Cal-
cutta will precede the tournament
on Friday, April 10th at the Fanning
Springs City Hall. Social hour begins
at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7
p.m.
For more information on the fish-
ing tournament, call Charlie at (352)
463-6613, Damon at (352) 215-4580,
or Darryl at (352) 463-3939.


Woodmen of the World
Lodge 626 celebrate
St. Patrick's Day
The Woodmen of the World Lodge
626 in Trenton will be having a Soup
and Sandwich night on St. Patrick's
Day, March ,7 at 6:30 p.m. There
will also be a Relay For Life Speaker
there.


American Legion Post
91 dinner March 19
American Legion Post 91 in Tren-
ton will have its regular dinner/
membership meeting on the 19th of
March.
Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the
membership meeting at 7 p.m. Din-
ner will be cornbeef and cabbage
and red potatoes; members are asked
to bring a veggie or dessert to share
with others.
Please come and visit with the
other members. Various subjects of
importance will be discussed during
the meeting. Support your post; carry
out the American Legion Goals.
Post Commander


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009


Happy Birthday wishes to Briana
McDaniels, Daniel Barnes, Alyssa
Mathis, and Benjamin O'Donnell on
March 12; David Hunt, Sandy Castor,
Deone BroWn, and Cindy Wiggins on
.' March 13; Renae Layfield, Danielle
Witherspoon, Houston McKenzie,-0
and Winston Moore on March 14;
Terrell Langford, Austin Koltz, Marc
Antoni, Corey Thornton, and Jonr
Bischoff on March 15; Betty Deen, ,, "
Riley Deen, Ron Trowbridge, Dee l.
Dee Roberts, Dell Cannon, Amanda
Adkins, and Christine Coulon on
March 16; Justine, Joanne Vial, Jen-
nifer Bass, Tanya Gail Langford, and
r Pat Crosby on March 17; Andrea
S. Slaughter, Kim Watson, Thorsten
Gast on March 18.
Happy Anniyersary wishes to Mr.
arid Mrs. Bill Peterson, and Bill and
Ruth Howard on March 12; Mr. and,
Mrs. Willie Brown on March 13; Mr.
and Mrs. David Sholtes on March 14;
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Parnell on March
18.


Ashley Yelvington, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James R. Yelvington of Bell
and Raymond R. "Runt" Robbins of
Groveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
die Robbins, Sr. of Kissimmee, were


married on Saturday, November 8,
2008 at Tuscanooga Baptist Church
in Groveland.
The couple is now residing in
Groveland.


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GSarcd (fJXant

To the citizens of Gilchrist County:
On behalf of my family and myself,
I would like to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation for the posi-
tive support and words of encourage-
ment shown during my transition to
the position of Executive Director
for the Northeast Florida Education
Consortium.
I would also like to personally say
thank you to the teachers, students,
and parents, support staff, adminis-
trators, school board members, and
superintendents, (past and present)
that placed their faith in me and gave
me the opportunity to be a part of the
Gilchrist County School System. I
have been both honored and blessed.
to be a part of such a great educa-
tional team.
I would like again to express appre-
ciation for the recognition presented
to me by the schools and school' dis-
trict staff.
The many comments of support
from throughout Gilchrist County
have also been very heart felt by my-.
self and my family. We especially ap-
preciate the recognition by the Tren-
ton Rotary Club and the -Gilchrist
County Journal and the sharing of
fond memories of my career in Gil-
christ County.
. In closing, I would ask that you
keep me, Connie and the family in
your 'prayers. Although we will be
spending time with this new opportu-
nity, our home will continue to be in
Gilchrist County. !
Respectfully,
Jim and Connie Surrency


Gilchrist County
marriage applications
Travis Alfred Kircher, 1/11/1981,
andAmberNicholeTaylor,4/21/1985,
both of Bell.
Joshua Daniel Phillips, 1/25/1984,
and Glenda Sue Faught, 6/30/1987,
both of Newberry.
, Timothy Malcom Scaggs,
8/21/1986, and Jessica Leighan John-
son, 11/18/1988, both of Bell.


Recorded marriages in
Gilchrist County
Anthony Harrison Davis, 6/1/1972,
and Natilee. Buckler O'Neil,
6/27/1965, both of Fanning Springs;
were married on 2/28/2009 in Fan-
ning Springs by Pastor Robin. K.
Thomas.
Albert Ray Woods, Jr., 8/24/1959,
and Dana K. Harrison, 8/11/1971,
both .of Trenton, were married on
2/21/2009 in Suwannee by Cheryl L;-
Sharp, notary public.
Christopher Brian Smith,-


8/30/1971, and Yessenia Fabiola
Smith, 8/28/1975, were married on
3/3/2009 at the Gilchrist. County
Courthouse by Deborah Craft, notary
public.


AARP news
On March 17, 2009, AARP will
hold its regular monthly meeting at
the Trenton, Community Center at
10:30 a.m. Pin your name tag on your
green shirt to celebrate the "Day of


the Irish."
Our guest speaker will be Justin
Jones; he will be speaking on fire
safety and the use of fire extinguish-
ers in the home.
Our luncheon will be sandwiches,
salads, and don't forget the desserts.
Please bring some to share on the
lunch table.
Hope to see -you there with "Can
In Hand" for the Senior Citizen Food
Pantry.
Norm Conti
Publicity


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

INFORMATION
This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

. .Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. 'Tangifle Personai PFop,13 is c'erything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, 'fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and arn otherequipmeni uwed ir.abutineie.,r loc.am
income. ,. .
Q. Who mustrfile?'
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1'who has either'
a propietorhip. parrrtner;tjp, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor. mu..file each \eLr Property owners who
lease. lend or rent proper. mu[si alo fler
Q Why'must I file a return?
A. Florida Siarules 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive..a return, it's because our office has ,
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable; return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q., What if I have no assets to report? 'Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items 1 through ous the return, and artach ir, e\plan'rl;on ,f.
.. ,h nothing as reported Ho',eer. alrro.t all buuir.ce; and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,.
rented equipment or household goods. .
Q. ifI am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Ye.s it"ou were not in business on January 1 ofth"e taxing
year, follow this procedure:
11 On )our return. indicate the date ou enr our of buir.e and
the manner in %hicn ot, dposed of01' ,.ur Iu,.nc.'; a~ -el
Remember il'ou sldl tnle the Usei.-. ',ou mus tlie on their.
2 Sign and date the return
3. Ha'e % our signarwre notar.zed
4) Mail the return back t' this office. .
Q. What is an office or fieli review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised'value is more than the
actual fair market value ofyoeir property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review till the pertinent facts.

$25,000 Tangible Personal
Property Exemption
In order to receive this new exemption, you must
file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April
1, unless an exemption has been granted.
Tangible Property Return shah be considered an
application for the exemption and will be applied
to the first $25,000 of assessed value for the TPP
account.
[^-- ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
< File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset' listing 'or depreciation'schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "sane as
last year.
It is to,your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item, on your return. They are
important considerations in 'determining an accurate
assessment.
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please'inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208

Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year Who is
responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is insufficient
property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on Jantary 1 would be responsible for
the. difference. Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing agent to
avoid problems in this area.
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assetsare a assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
ydu must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April I. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
RETURN IS FILED.


DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS

For young children residing in Gilchrist County


A^


Voluntary Pre-K
(Children who will be 4 by 09/01/09 no fee documentation of income not
required)
-Proof of Florida residency -Birth Certificate required


Pre-K School Readiness
(3 d 4 years olds for children who are 3 or 4 by 09/01/09 sliding
scale fee documentation of income required)


Pre-K Special Needs **


(Children who will be at least 3 before or during the 2009-2010 school year no fee -
documentation of income not required)
Please note that eligibility is not determined by income. *



Head Start
A '(3 & 4 year olds for children who will be 3 or 4 by 09/01/09 no fee documentation of
income required)
Offered at Trenton Elementary only


Private Pay Program
3 and 4 year olds.who wish to attend a program at the Elementary Schools
Parent pays a fee-no income eligibility


A March 17; 18, and May 7, 8


Bell Elementary


March 19, 20, and May 5, 6,

Trenton Elementary


Call for
Bell Elementary
(352) 463-3275


an


( CCEENING DOES NOT 6UARANTI


appointment A
Trenton Elementary
S(352) 463-3224





rEE PLACEMENT.


________ _____


Ashley Yelvington and Raymond "Runt" Robbins.


I)


Gilchrist County Journal
'Advertising Printing
.Fax Service 463-7393
463-7135


Front row, left to right: Dalton NesSmith, Mark Rollison, Aubrey Osteen, Brandon Rollison, and Alex
Brown. Back.row, 'left to right: Shelbi Cooper, Harley Langford, Kinleigh Cooper, Jaxson NesSmith,
Riley Buck, and Luke Rollison.

Buckaroos 4-H Cloverbud Club
The Buckaroos 4-H Cloverbud what part of the fair they will be in- verbud curriculum While enjoying
group met to discuss the upcom- volved in. The Buckaroos meet once various activities planned by their
ing Tri-County Fair events and a month and work through their clo- group leader.


IF


Tax Savings & Conservation
Opportunities for Ag Lands
SEMINAR
with Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc.


so Safeguard your land now and for future generations.
s Reduce taxes and support your farm business.
March 24, 2009 at Otter Springs Park, Trenton
RSVP to 904-525-3042 j-.ohn@conserveflorida.org
www.consefveflorida.org


oil


-RVATto



"'Will Lovsl$-'.









THURSDAY, MARCH- 12, 209LUU* xxoauma.-


Church News


Dixie Jubilee to sing
as Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church celebrates 150
years
Revival, will be continuing until.
March 13, every night beginning at
7 p.m.. Then on Saturday, March 14,
there will be an all day old-fashioned
celebration with food, games, dem-
Onstrations, general store, parade,
singing, and lots more starting at 10
a.m.
If you would like to bring your
antique tractor, car, truck, or any old
item for our display or parade, call
Annette at (386) 454-4670 or Kay at
(386) 497-4491.
On March' 14, the Dixie Jubilee
singing group will be at Mt. Horeb
Baptist Church at 4 p.m.
, Sunday, March 15, will be our
Homecoming and .regular dinner
on the grounds. Services start with
Sunday school at 9:45 and church at
11:00. Brother Bobby Whittaker will
bring the messages for revival and
Sunday services.
A history book is being made by
Linda and Rodney Money if you
have any pictures or articles you
Would like to include.


Bell Church of God 59th
Homecoming
The Bell Church of God would like
to invite everyone to attend their 59th
Homecoming on Match 15, 2009.
Leonard Yeomans will be the guest
speaker for the morning worship ser-
vice beginning at 11:00. Lunch will
be served following the morning ser-
vice. The Yeomans Family will be in
concert after lunch.
Please make plans to attend and
help celebrate 59 years in service for
.the Lord.


Guest Evangelists to
speak at Lighthouse
Word Church
International Evangelists Dr.'s
Kevin and Leslie McNulty, will be
speaking at Lighthouse Word Church
on Sunday, March 29, at 10:30,a.m.
While the world was reporting that
the doors to Russia were closing, Dr.'s
Kevin and Leslie McNulty, co-found-
ers of Christian Adventures Interna-
tional, were launching the largest tent
ministry in history across the former
Soviet Union and Eurasia. Partnering
with Dr. T. L. Osbom, the NcNultys
have proclaimed the Gospel to mil-
lions in more than 50'nations for over
28 years, speaking to multitudes from
S5,000 to 250,000 while holding con-
ferences and outdoor events. Many
have been miraculously healed at
their crusades. Their expert insight
and rich experience will energize you
and equip you for the big plans God
has for your life.
A covered dish dinner will follow
the service. Call 493-1554 for more
information.


Gospel sing at New
Hope Family Church
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the
earth. Worship the Lord with glad-
ness; come before him with joyful
songs. Psalm 100
Gospel Sing featuring the Believ-
ers from Adel Georgia, this Saturday,
March 14, 2009, at 6 p.m. at New
Hope Family Church Located 1 mile
West of Gilchrist Building Supply on
CR 236.


Trenton CommunitU Nazarene Church ]

(2 miles west Oftram ic light on SR-26)

10: 0 a-.m. Su ndaU Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+65-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 g,
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
/ Charles Brock, Music Director
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ..... ............. ................................... 9:15 a.m .
Morning Worship ........ .............................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................................... 6:00 p.m.
SWednesday Night Services:
KidMo ...... ............................ 6:45/p.m..
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services -



Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
I A private school for your child's early learning years.

SAPPLE Accredited Pre-K
a School Readiness Program
a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten ,
CDA Certified Teachers
a * USDA Food Program I
a Highscope Curriculum J
CPR/First Aid Certified
.a Ages 2-12
a Stop by for a tour of our facility,


352-463-3555
Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across from Trenton High School)


Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard


License #C03GI0006


U I


t


'welcomes Y6u!


"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Comer of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton

(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

DYNAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
or
www.fbctrentonfl.org


IThe Chamber Corner

Don't miss The Suwannee Valley The Gilch
Quilt & Old Time Craft Festival this Commerce m
Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 our newest
p.m. in Downtown Trenton. Enjoy a School of Da
day of fun, strolling the streets lined Railroad Lar
with quilters, crafts, demonstrations (Ballet, Tap,
of glass bead and stained glass mak- Baton and ci
ing, antiques and antique cars, Civil For informa
War and Seminole Creek Indian re- you may cop
enactment, food and music. We will tin at: (352)2
have free horse-drawn wagon trans- Electric Coo
portation back and forth from the De- is a Whole,
pot to the Veteran's Memorial Park. Co-ops in
It will begin at 10 a.m. and end at mation, call
3:30. Take a step back in time and Public Relat
enjoy the unhurried pace of Trenton's or log on to
Downtown. com.


Neighborhood Crime
Watch organizational
meeting
Join your neighbors in learning
how to protect your home and family
from increasing crime in the area.
The program will be presented by
Gilchrist 'Sheriff's Volunteers on Sat-
urday, March 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at
Bethel Baptist Church.
For more information and direc-
tions, call Bethel Baptist Church at
463-2028.'


Public invited to Oak
Tree Landing for annual
BBQ
Oak Tree Landing, a. proposed fly-
in and golf resort community, :will
hold its 2nd Annual Family Fun Day.
and BBQ on April 11, 2009, from 11
a.m to 3 p.m., to show off the pro-
posed development and answer com-
munity questions regarding the own-
ers and the project.
This year, we will be supporting the
Waccassa Volunteer Fire Department
Senior Citizens' Food Pantry with a
canned food drive. Everyone is asked
to bring a canned food to donate to
the food pantry located in Trenton.
According to organizer Rick Weder,
this year they have seen an increase
in the number of people they serve,
about 1,500 people a month.
At the BBQ, there will be fam-
ily friendly activities, Huckleberry's
BBQ served, and various aircraft
on display. The developers and land
owners will also be available to an-


swer questions regarding the exciting
proposal for the airport known for
decades a's Rudy's Glider-port.
More tha 400 people attended last
year's event, where they enjoyed
great BBQ and conversations with the
developers regarding the proposal.
Please visit the website www.
sellingnorthflorida.com for more
information about this event or call
Julie at (352) 871-5354.
Pilots may fly in with prior written
permission from Cole Development
& Realty. Please contact Julie
Cole at (352) 871-5354 for more
information.


Suwannee Valley Players
to present "Into the
Woods"
Suwannee Valley Players announce
the opening of "Into the Woods,"
a musical written by James Lapine
with music and lyrics by. Stephen
Sondheim.
The well-known story begins with
many of our familiar fairy tale char-
acters including Cinderella, the Baker
and his wife, Jack (and the beanstalk),
and Little Red Riding Hood making
wishes that are granted...and the re-
sults of these wishes.
Join your favorite characters to find
out what happens. Performances will
be held on March 19 to 22, and 26 to
29, 2009, Thursdays through Satur-
days at 8 p.m. and Sundays. at 2:30
p.m. at the Chief Theater at 25 East
Park Avenue in ghiefland. For more
information, contact us at (352) 493-
2787 or www.svplayers.org.


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.'
Sunday Worship-'1 arm'- 7;p.m. "
Prayer & Discipleship, Wed. 7 p.m. j -
'Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A -Trenton, FL 32693 -
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-2028
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net www. backtobethel.org


S- WE WELCOME YOU TO -

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH SBC)
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669'


$UNDAY SCHOOL .......................... ...... 9:45 AM
*, MORNING WORSHIP ......... ........M

EVENIN4G 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"

We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Churchi(BC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ................ .......' 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening W orship .......... .................6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
(352) 463-1562
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


www.priscillaatbell.org


6oun~


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2877
Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor





Johnson & Son
"Serving All of North Central Florida"


* Truck Cranes

* C&D Dumpsters
* Fully licensed
& insured


352.472.71907or
(toll free) l.866.919.7707


W. Wesley Roberts, CPA, P.A.

Certified Public Accountant


II4~


(352) 463-9414

- Over 12 years of experience -


Services provided include:
S* Tax Preparation and Planning for Corporations,
Partnerships, and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
QuickBooks Consulting
Payroll Services and Monthly Accounting

Office located at the corner of NE 5th Street and SR-26 in Trenton
Appointments Preferred -


r0



SUfIn Florida. Auto Insurance
is the law. So, when it's time
S for you to buy, select coverage


Agent


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Agency Manager


from one of the leading insurers in
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I "I,


rist County Chamber of
would like to welcome
members: Tri County
ance & Twirl located on
ie in Bell. It offers dance
Hip Hop, Country Line),
competitive cheerleading.
tion on class schedules
intact owner Debbie Des-
215-5476. Also Seminole
operative, Inc., Tampa, F1
sale Power Supplier To
Florida.i For more infor-
1 Michelle Collet Kriz,
tions at: (813) 963-0994
),www.seminole-electric.


Thank you to those who contrib-
uted items for sale, your time; and
made sweet treats, to our rummage
sale last weekend. It was a huge
undertaking, and we appreciate
those purchases that made it such a
worthwhile success.
On a personal note, I would like
to thank .Cindy Slaughter, .Chris
Schreiber, and Anne Talley, who
all made delicious cakes for the 4-
Pets Sake's Golf Tournament/Ben-
efit this past Saturday; The golfers
loved the homemade desserts that
you so graciously donated..
Don't forget to make plans to at-
tend our next meeting this Thurs-
day, March 12 at 7 p.m. at our club-
house.' Cindy Slaughter has asked'
that we bring extra sandwiches and
soups, as she's asking all the ladies
from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office to come as our guests. There
will be a cupcake contest, so bring
in your recipes: to be judged, and
wear your green in honor of St. Pat-
rick's Day. Call Cindy at (352) 231-
2301 for additional information.
Also, please bring in your toiletries
and cosmetic bags for the Mother
and Daughter Banquet to be held on
April 9. Call Bridget Richardson at
1352) 463-8187 for all the details
Also. don't forget. about volun-
teering for our food booth for this
Saturday's 2nd Annual Quilt & Old


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Time Craft Festival in downtown
Trenton. Gwen Walden will pro-
vide details at our next meeting, or
you can call her at (352) 213-3549.
Look for our food booth to be along
US-129 south of SR-26 by the
Chamber of Commerce Office. The
weather will be perfect, so let's all
get ready to welcome all the "quilt
lovers" that are coming to town,
and show them what southern hos-
pitality is all about here in Gilchrist
County!
We. are planning another fund-
raiser next month by having our
luncheon at the clubhouse. When
Woman's Club President Ann re-
turns, she will share what's on the
menu, and the plans on the start of
selling tickets, so mark April 3 on
your calendars. Also keep in mind
that Friday, April 17 will be the
Education Foundation's Wild Beast
Feast. We will need plenty of des-
serts add servers for that evening
at Suzy DeChamplain's Heaven's
Gate Farm. Don't miss it folks!
".May the luck of the Irish be with
you," and I'll see all you ladies and
guests, at this Thursday evening's
get-together at our beautiful. club-
house for fellowship, food, and
bingo.
Thank you,
Jean Troke
Publicity Chairperson






THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009


Bell Varsity Baseball team


Kneeling front row, left tol right: Ryan Fisher, Matt Allen, Justin Sykes, Tray Roux, and Zack Hunter.
Back row, left to right: Coach Jamie Hunter, TJ Frier, Chris Harding, Justin Fowler, RobertHankins, CJ
Perryman, Ty Smith, and Coach Gray Smith. Photo by Anna Wild.
Bell Junior. Varsity Baseball team


Bell Varsity Softball team
Seated front, left to right: Chelsea Germaine and Crystal Sanders. Middle row, left to right: Melanie Myer,
Nikki Yencho, Samantha Williams, Amy Ergle, and Shelby Kircher. Back row, left to right: Lyndsey Sand-
ers, Tyer Jordan, Holli Moore, Lacey Geiger, Jordan Mast, and.Stephanie Wooten. Photo by Anna Wild.


Back Row: Head Coach Chet Collins, Assistant Coach Jamie Hunter, Chad Trail, Talon Rolling, John Bai-
ley, Brock Stone, Jack Lindsey, Kyle Shepherd, Alec Rolling, Kyle Stull, Assistant Coach Jeremy Bunkley. R M1I ,r Varsity SoiftbIall team
Front Row: Danny Kink, Jimmy Logan, Caleb Spears, Logan Holley, and Wade Barnes. Not pictured Bell Ju ir Va l team
Assistant Coach Gray Smith. Seated left to right: Jessie Sanders and Lacey Nobles. Kneeling middle row, left to right: Melanie Myer,
SNikki Yencho, Samantha Williams, Amy. Ergle, and Shelby Kircher. Back'row, left to right: Coach Chris
S TrentOn Middla e c hoo& o teamn Sanders, Alyson Gargano, Laura Hankins, Olivia Bailey,. Jennie Smith, Jessica Stanley, Renee Moore,
entOn MM iddle School Softball team Chelsea Langford and Sara Ford. Photo by Anna Wild.
.. .. .Thank youBES faculty y.andstaffi,


Back row (left to right): Quitney .Kincaid, Shelby Myers, Elizabeth '."Eette" Perry, Amanda Williamns,
and Malorie \\Vitley. Center row (left to right): Lyndsay Bolan.d, T'Keyha Powell, Nicole Langford,
Kacee Langford, and Chelsea Hifk'ox. Front row (left. to right): Amanda Gordon, KayLee Crawford,
Kourhtey Dunnam, Emma Kate Redd, and Madisol.i Redd. Not Pictured: Coaches Alanna Tatoris, and
Rickey l',hitley.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some
difference that you have lived and lived well;
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department
AMNESTY DAYS
for Tires and Appliances


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collecting tires and appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators,
freezers, stoves) free of charge March 9. 2009 through March
21, 2009.
There will be no limit on appliances and a limit of five (5) tires
per person per day. We will accept car and light truck tires
ONLY. No large truck or agricultural tires. Appliances and tires
must be taken to the recycling center in Bell, For more
information please call 463-3185.

Remember to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle...
It's The Right Thing To Do!


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The 5thAnnual Evening oftheArts
began with the Bell Jazz Band per-
forming the "James Bond Theme."
As the audience dined on lasagna,
spaghetti and "Oh, my" the desserts,
members of the Bell Middle and High.
school band program performed.
The Indoor guard of Ulrica Dia-
mond, Kara Cannon, Tori Ryan and
Michelle Speck received a great ova-
tion for their flag and raffle routine to
"Freaky." Our state-bound level five
musicians, Kristen Burke performed
"Allegro Spiritoso" on bassoon and
our saxophone quartet turned trio
for the evening of Josh Ash, Kristen
Burke and Thomas Peace performed
"Sailor's Hornpipe."
Our superior rated musicians per-
formed as follows: Taylor Fergu-
son "Aria Cantando," Tyler Cutts
- "Bolero and Hungarian Dance,"
also a duet of "Can Can" with Excel-
lent musician Alexia Spoehr, Alyssa
Branning "Pastorale & Bouree," the
clarinet choir of Natasha Dahlgren,
Audrey Philman, and Melanie Deane
- "Celebrated Air" and Cody Smith
- "Allegro."
Larah James and Kayla Gurule


performed "Bach for Bars" on the
marimba. Senior Lataira Shoemaker
performed a gutsy vocal rendition of
"Hurt." To the delight of her students
and the audience, Band Director Sara
Gover performed "Beautiful Colo-
rado" on the Euphonium. Rounding
out the evening's performance were,
Alyssa Furst -"Gigue," Sarah Saffell
- "Waltz Fantasy," Timothy Griffith
- "Cygnus," Trevor Mikell "Tam-
bourin," Nikki Bolender "Dancing
Song," Erica and. Natasha Dahlgren
- "Four Seasons," Erica Dahlgren
- "Danse De La Chevre," and a duo
with Nikki Bolender of "Hungar-
ian Folksongs," Kristin Williams -
"Hungarian Dance," Alexis Spoehr -
"Evening in the Country," Lacey Ash
- "Molly Malone," Gabrielle Hunter
- "Concert Etude," and Courtney
Cannon "March Slav." The final
piece celebrated America's favorite
past time baseball with "Take Me
Out" performed by Gabrielle Hunter
and Braxton Railey.
After the music, it was time for the
Purple Powerhouse Players to take
to the stage for "Maniac Manor," a
murder mystery comedy. The tal-


IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From March 12, 2009 to March 18,2009
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131


Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL ELEMENTARY
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
FCAT Make-ups
m JV softball game vs/Suwannee
End of 3rd nine weeks
m V baseball gahie vs/Trenton
m MS softball game vs/Bronson
m Varsity baseball game vs/Trenton
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m JV baseball game vs/Branford
m Varsity baseball game vs/Branford
m Weightlifting Meet vs/Chiefland
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
k00 Sign Language 3-4th graders
:00 Sign.Language 1-2nd graders
;00 AR Night
Dr. Seuss Day
Early Release
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
JV Girls SB v. Dixie County
MS B BB v. Richardson Middle .
MS G SB at Bell
JV G SB v. Chiefland
JV B BB at Melody Christian
V Girls SB v. Chiefland
Early Release
Boys Weightlifting v. Dixie and Bronson,,


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Tiger Field
Tiger Field
Bulldog Field
Tiger Field
Live Oak
Tiger Field
Tiger Gym


ented actors included Kristen Bilrke,
Alyssa Branning, Braxton Railey,
Larah James, Kayla Gurule, Melanie
Deane, Trevor Mikell, Alyssa Furst,
Britt Railey, Braxton Railey, Timo-
thy Griffith, Natasha Dahlgren and
Samantha Ryan.
Two baskets, a seven night musical
movie set with goodies, and a beauty
basket, as well as three cakes were
raffled to the following lucky win-
ners: James Griffith, Judge Philman,
Kevin McPhearson, Joan Harp and
Sharon Akins Langford. Flower bas-
kets donated by Lisa Picarillo went to
Yvonne Nobs and Toni Cannon.
The band program is very grateful
to Gilchrist County and our Bell com-
munity for making the Dinner The-
ater a success. 'We want to thank Ju-
lie Thomas for her donations, School
Superintendent Don Thomas; School
Board members Robert Clemons,
Robert Rankin; County Commission-
ers Sharon Akins Langford, Kendrick
Thomas; Judge Ed Philman and Dean
of Students Billy Mikell for their at-
tendance and continued support of
our program. Thanks to our adopted
band parents, Jeff and Laurie Gover,
and adopted band grandparent, Mari-
anne Hinz, for making the trip from
Vero Beach for the theater. We love
you. A sad note for our great evening
was one of our adopted grand par-
ents, Donald Hinz, and our greatest
Performing Art patron, Iris Roberts,
were not there due to illness. Both
of you were deeply missed and our
thoughts and prayers go out to you
for a speedy recovery. We need you
both at our Spring Concert!
Thank you to all the parents and
musicians who pulled together to
make this an outstanding evening and
all the parents that made the great des-
serts. D6cor Co-Chairpersons, Con-
nie Jordan, and.Yvonne'Nobs; d6cor
helpers,Jessicar.AsV, Jean Ann Can-
non, Elaine Lagasse, Stephen, and
Greta Cutts; transporters, Raymond
Jordan, and Dermot Burke; food
chairperson, Deanne Griffith; kitchen
assistants, Shelly Barnes, Cinnamon
McPhearson, Justin Seip, and yours
truly. Ticket and will call table,.Glo-
ria Friar, and Karla Waldron; and the
raffle table Elizabeth Diamond.
Lisa Boutwell
Publicity


by Brandon McElroy
After all the trash talk, all the heart-
ache, and all the drama the Branford
Bucs caused last year during the reg-
ular season and in the district tourna-
ment, the Tigers were the ones walk-
ing the walk Tuesday night instead of
talking thetalk.
As the sun set and the wind began
to blow, the sound of a PA system and
baseballs hitting gloves filled the air.
It was a rather chilly Tuesday night
and this time the Tigers didn't need
the heater in order to start off with a
bang! Right from the get-go, Sopho-
more Caleb Smith struck with a sin-
gle. Corbyn Pugh would courtesy run
for Smith, the pitcher for the evening.
Pugh made his mark on the game by
stealing 2nd base later to be driven in
by Karson Gilbert. The Tigers held
the Bucs scoreless for the second in-
ning straight and tagged on 3 more
runs just for good measure in the 2nd.
In the 3rd inning, the Bucs cut the
lead in half by scoring 2 runs, mak-'
ing the score 4-2. The top of the 4th,
however, is when the killer instinct
came out of the Tigers. The Tigers
just happened to be at the top of the
lineup and batted completely around
not only once, but twice! Everyone in
the lineup got a chance to hit twice
in one inning and really made the
Bucs pay for allowing this to happen.
Seven hits and an incredible 13 runs
were scored in this miraculous inning
totally demolishing the Bucs' confi-
dence and desire to play. The Tigers
forced the umpires to enforce the 10-


run mercy rule, scoring 17 runs in 5
innings and only allowing 2.
In this game, the Tigers played one
of the best offensive games they have
played in a while! There were three
players with 3 RBI's and a hand-
ful with 2 RBI's. Hitting anything
thrown, their way, the Tigers had 17
runs off 13 hits. Pitcher Caleb Smith
not only went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's,
but allowed only 2 runs off 4 hits in


5 innings. The Tigers were finally
able to put together a complete game,
winning this district matchup by the
final score of your Trenton Tigers 17
and the Branford Bucs 2. This win
puts the Tigers at 2-2 in the district
and 5-2 overall.
Following that great, complete
game Tuesday night, the Tigers were
unable to finish a remarkable start
on the Lafayette Hornets. Starting
on the mound against the supposed
powerhouse of the district was the
hard throwing junior, Trey Smith.
Smith threw for all 7 innings and had
his best game of the season thus far.
Three hits, four runs, seven strike-
outs, and one error were the final stats


by Brandon McElroy into scoring position. Corbin Wig-
Tuesday afternoon, the Tiger pups, gins and Kolton Mims both worked
as called by Coach Baker affection- their magic at the plate as well, driv-
ately, kicked off their 4th game of the ing in both those runners and stealing
season. It was a chilly, and breezy af- the momentum back from the Bucs.
ternoon in Branford; and as the trend The Tiger pups batted around the
continues, the junior varsity squad lineup this inning tying the game at
started off in the hole and made things 4. The Tiger pups took advantage of
interesting for themselves. Starting the stolen momentum by keeping the
on the mound for the Tiger pups was Bucs' runners stranded on the pond.
Cedric Stokes. Stokes allowed only 3 With the fantastic pitching effort
hits and 4 runs in the opening inning, from Kane Crosby and the close out
and the following inning he.was back abilities of Jonathan Smith, the Tiger
at his usual center fielder position. In pups allowed only 2 more runs. The
the top of the 2nd inning, Clif Bry- Tiger pups are really starting to come
ant was there to pick up the slack. He on strong offensively, scoring 3 more
started the rally by slicing one down in this one to make the final score 7-
the 3rd base line, hit too hard to han- 6. Cedric Stokes used his speed to his
dle, and beating out the throw. Next advantage with 3 stolen bases and
in the lineup was Hunter Williams batted an unbelievable 4 for 5 at the
who hit it in the same direction caus- plate.
ing the 3rd baseman to bobble the The Tiger pups' next and final op-
ball permittifig WilliaiiiS't6'reactiTsf- po-ffitTrtfe week was the highly
ase safely. John Rowe did his job talked about Lafayette Hornets. Fi-
very unselfishly, laying down the sac- nally, for the first game out of the 4
rifice& bunt, advancing .both runners already played, it seemed as though


for the standout junior player.
Batter after batter, Smith either
set them down with a strikeout, or
forced a ground ball to his defense
to let them grind it out and make the
routine plays. In the 3rd inning, the
Tigers were able to take the lead and
maintain the lead until the 7th inning
when the lackadaisical efforts of the
Tigers decided to show. All of the
Hornets' hits and runs came in their
7th inning rally to beat the Tigers.
This Hornet run sucked every bit of
life and enthusiasm out of the Tigers.
After depleting the score by one run,
the Tigers had 2 outs and the bases
were loaded. The Tigers crumbled
under pressure and were still in shock
that their lead had been taken away
from them. The Tigers learned their
first hard lesson of the season and it
was a heart breaker. Never quit, never
give up, and never count your chick-
ens before they hatch. The Tigers lost
this one in dramatic fashion with a
final score of your Trenton Tigers 3
and the Lafayette Hornets 4.
This makes the row just a little bit
tougher to plow, but it's still really
early in the season and, it's not over
till it's over. There are still plenty of
district games left to play and any-
thing is possible. This week is the
Gilchrist County classic Trenton vs.
Bell week! Great competition and
that rival atmosphere will fill the
Bulldog field! Everyone in Gilchrist
County should come to support your
team and witness the great rivalry be-
tween Trenton and Bell!


everything clicked. The Tiger pups
started out with the lead and never let
it slip away. Pitcher Daren Skawiens-
ki threw a great game allowing only 3
runs in 6 innings. Although the Hor-
nets had 7 hits, Skawienski leaned on
his defense; and his defense bailed
him out of tough spots in the game
and built him back up. Notable hits
in this game include Kolton Mims'
bomb. With about 4 more feet, Mims
would have taken his lap around the
bases, but the ball hit just below the
top of the fence for a double. The Ti-
ger pups capitalized on every oppor-
tunity that presented itself, leaving
nothing on the field. The Tiger pups
played with every bit of heart they
had, mustering up the glorious vic-
tory with the final score of 7-3.
The Junior Varsity is on a 4-game
win streak and is starting to come
on strong.. The Tiger pups' overall
record for the season thus far is an
incredible one, with a total of 4 wins
and- 1 loss.


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Dinner Theater is success


Junior varsity Tigers on a roll!


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Trenton Elementary PTO

save for education
Have you seen this sign? Parents, students, and area residents please
save your box tops/Campbell's labels in order for TES to raise funds
needed for our students' education. Chloe Hayes-Luzader is shown
here with the sign donated by TTPTO.


The new security system that was purchased by TTPTO is now be-
ing permanently utilized at TES. Chloe Hayes-Luzader is shown here
checking into school using the user friendly system. All parents/visi-
tors must use the system if coming onto campus.
Bell FFA Alumni news Also, look out for the announcement
After a weeklong celebration of the winner of the grill.
for the National FFA, the Bell FFA Upcoming events: March 9, Alum-
Alumni are ready to jump into- high ni general meeting at 7 p.m. at Akins;
gear to finish out the school year. Our March 28, State Land Judging; March
next meeting will be March 9, 2009, 27 to April 1, Suwannee River Fair;
at 7 p.m. in the back room of Akins April 13th- Alumni general meeting
BBQ. Topics will include the Suwan- at 7 p.m. at Akins; April 23, Bell FFA
nee River Fair, plant sales, End of Chapters' End of Year Banquet.
Year Banquet, and many others. The Bell FFA Alumni is a sup-
National FFA week was a hit with porter organization for the Bell FFA
everyone with animal and farm Chapters. Any parent, grandparent,
equipment events, and plenty of fun. past FFA member, or any other adult
The Alumni Would like to extend a from the community who would like
big thank you to everyone who do- to help out is encouraged to join. Our
nated to the food drive.' Many items goal is to help our students in any
were collected and all our boxes were way we can. Today's students are our
Itin ,'n tm ,',w


Bell JROTC participated in district drill meet.

Bell High School JROTC

qualifies for state competition


On February 21, Bell High School's.
JROTC's Color Guard and drill teams
traveled to Ocala to participate in the
Area II Drill Meet at Westport High
School.
It was a chilly morning, the tension
was high, and all of the cadets were
nervous about how well they would
perform. Although the competition
was extremely tough among the nine
other schools that attended. Bell's
JROTC teams were able to best the
other schools by having four teams


overflowing with generosity. All do- ls ro .. .
nations will be given to the Gilchrist If you have any questions or con-
County Food Bk." eespleaseemail the officer team at
Cnfortunatey du. to time y bellffaalumni@yahoo.com.Cr.
straints, the F -W teart'pga .. '" Meli"sa Brown
had to be postponed till a later time. Bell FFAAlumni Reporter






s 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
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Massage Therapy (Trenton Office)

Visit our Website at

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selected to participate in the State
Drill Meet.
The Color Guard and Unarmed
Squad received second place trophies,
while the Aimed Squad and Armed
Platoon finished in third place.
These teams are really looking
forward to competing in the Florida
State Drill Meet in Lakeland. Good
Luck Cadets!
Cadet First Lieutenant Alyssa Furst
Public Affairs Officer


Veterans information
Attention all local combat veter-
. ans.Our-monthly counseling session
'\ ihbWayne Plununer,-Director of the-
Gainesville VA Vet Center in con-
junction with the Gilchrist County
Service Office, will be held on Thurs-
day, March 12, at 1 p.m. in the Tren-
ton Community Center. If you are or
know of a combat veteran of any war,
please attend or bring them in for any
assistance with social adjustments,
combat related issues or VA benefit
concerns. See you then.
Major L. Stroupe
Veterans Service Officer
Gilchrist County


Gilchrist Sheriff's
Volunteers News
During the month of February
2009, Crime Watch vehicles were
driven 1541 miles, and volunteers
contributed 140 hours while patrol-
ling county roads, providing funeral
escorts, assisting at the Walk-A-Thon,
providing information to interested
parties regarding the Crime Watch
program, and traveling to Marion and
Collier Counties to procure donated
equipment.
The three CARE callers made a
total of 82 calls to those individuals
who requested the service of our vol-
unteers.
The next meeting will be held on
April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Sheriff's Of-
fice conference room. On that date
the changes to the By-Laws will be
voted on. All members are urged to
attend and public is invited,
RosemaryMcDaniel, PIO
Gilchrist Sheriff's Volunteers


American Sewing Guild
to meet
On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 10
a.m. the American Sewing Guild will
meet at The Suwannee Valley Quilt
Shop.
This month, we will be making a
fabric bowl. See the sample at the
shop, and a list of items needed to
make the bowl.
Hope to see you there.


Chiefland Farm Supply donates to
Trenton FFA


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Chiefland Farm Supply co-owner Wes Grant is shown presenting
a check for $285.21 to Josh Leverette, a Trenton FFA member.


Last Wednesday Chiefland Farm
Supply co-owner Wes Grant pre-
sented a check for $285.21 to Josh
Leverette, a member of the Trenton
Sr. FFA Chapter.
According to Grant, funds for
the contribution to the Trenton FFA
Chapter were provided by the 2008
FFA Support Progam, Pfizer Animal
Health, which gave Chiefland Farm
Supply, as a local animal health
supplier the opportunity to support


local FFA chapters.
Chiefland Farm Supply opted to
split the $570.42, which accounted
for 3 percent of money earned by
the sale of Pfizer Animal Health
products between August and No-
vember 2008 to Chiefland FFA and
Trenton FFA.
The rebates included products
such as Dectomax, Cattlemas-
ter Gold, Ultra-Bac, LA-200 and
more.


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Drain Cleaning & Repair 7 Days Service
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NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday
March 19, 2009, in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to the
public.
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to attend a SHIP class.
If you have any questions, please call the SHIP Program office at 352-
463-4021.
Charlotte Pederson
Program Administrator
Pub. March 5, 12, 2009b.


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Local youth participate in Black History program in February


From left to right, top row: Khali Kearson, Warren William, A'Keena Y g" y, Jy
Griggs, Davia Ellison, Maegen Gillyard, Torrez Brown, Jiterra Singing "Joy, Joy, oy
Johnson, Phillip Everett, Nidea Johnson, Dominique Ellison, and
Jasmine Powell. Bottom row: Jacquez Powell, Hayden Meyers, Ashia
Henry, and Shamela Ellison. We would like to thank everyone, and a
special thanks to Tamara Sims, and Gladys McHenry.
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From me UeSK f01 riicnris utounty
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report for week ending
March 9, 2009


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On March 2, 2009, Enfinger, Jason
T. 9/19/88, was arrested on charges
of Battery.
On March 3, 2009, Colson, Kelly
M. 5/24/87, was arrested on FTA/
Fraud, FTA/ Possession of a forged
instrument, FTA/Fraud x3, VOP/Pe-
tit Theft.
On March 3, 2009, Smith, Tracy J.
8/17/73, was arrested for Obstruction
of Justice without violence.
On March 3, 2009, Deloach, Mo-"
nique 12/15/84, was arrested on a
VOP/Worthless Checks.
On March 4, 2009, Singleton, Jo-
seph 12/2/87, was arrested on Felony
Criminal Mischief, Grand Theft,
Dealing in stolen Property.
On March 4, 2009, Holder, Ray-
ford D. 8/30/86, was arrested on
Grand Theft, Possession of Burglary
Tools.
On March 4,2009, Nemeth, Randy
Louis 1/8/78, was arrested for VOP/
Possession of less than 20 grams can-
nibis, Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia.
. On March 4, 2009, Rodriguez, An-
tonio C. 10/31/84, was arrested for
VOP/No Valid Driver's License.


Boys'group


Be a hero by donating
the lifesaving gift of
blood
If someone vou knew saved the
lives of three people, would you call
them a hero?. Well. LifeSouth and
the Gilchrist County community are
teaming up to encourage people to be
a hero b) donating blood The chance
to save lives ~\ill come soon, hen
they team up to host a blood drive on
Saint Patrick's Day. Tuesday, March
17. Look for the bloodmobile at the
Gilchrist County courthouse between


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On March 5, 2009, Bryant, Chris-
tina Nicole, 7/3/85, was arrested for
Battery/Domestic Violence.
On March 5, 2009, Wagner, Mi-
chael A. 9/26/71, was arrested for No
Valid Driver's License, Resisting ar-
rest without violence, Obstruction by
disguise.
On March 5, 2009, Dove, Andrew
Melvin 11/25/87, was arrested for
VOP/Resist officer without violence.
On March 6, 2009, Danzy, Derri D.
3/8/73, was arrested for VOP/Driving
while license suspended or revoked.
On March 6, 2009, Huth, Kristina
M. 12/6/81, was arrested for VOP/
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chua County.
On March 7, 2009, Blackerby, Re-
becca Ann 3/3/87, was arrested for
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session of drug paraphernalia, Resist-
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name to Law Enforcement.
On March 7, 2009, Wagner, Mi-
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Burglary of a structure, Grand Theft.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009


CObituarie

Katherine E. Bon
Katherine E. Bone, 87,
away on Saturday, March 7, 21
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Cour
Katherine was born on Janua
1922, in Ferris, Illinois to Geor
Edith Davidson. She was a hom
er and a member of the First
Methodist Church of Trenton.
She is survived by two daun
Marjorie Laydon of Hoopest
linois, and Vickie Bone of Ti
seven sons, Carl Bone of Jel
City, Missouri, William Bt
Hazel Crest, Illinois, Gary B,
Ft. Worth, Texas, Steven Bc
Springfield, Illinois, Kenneth
of Clarksville, Tennessee, MV
Bonie, of Telford, Tennessee
Mark Bone of Abbeville, Sout
olina; a brother, Richard David
Denver, Colorado; 27 grandch
several great-grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were he
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Chapel at Watson Funeral
with Pastor H.D. Cribb office
Visitation was held prior to tI
vice. Interment followed at T
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donation
be made to First United Met
Church of Trenton, P.O. Box
Trenton, FL 32693.
Arrangements were placed
the care of Watson Funeral Ho
Trenton.


Mr. Autrey O.
Boykin, Sr.
Mr. Autrey O. Boykin, Sr.,'
Bronson passed away on Ma
2009, at Shands in'GainesvilIe
He was born in Georgia and
to this area from Jacksonville in
Mr. Boykin proudly served his
try in'the US Army and FAA, r
after more than 20 years as radar
tech. He enjoyed rebuilding
tangs, working on cars and tiu
his Bible.


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and Swilley Folds Cason
Mrs. Mary Eleanor Swilley Folds
ld on Cason, 84, of Graceville, passed
in the away on Thursday, March 5, 2009,
.Home at the Campbellton-Graceville Hos-
iating. pital.
he ser- Mrs. Cason was born in High
renton Springs on April 29, 1924. She wa's
the daughter of Wallace Hampton
s. may and Maude Barber Swilley. She was
hodist raised in High Springs and graduated
x 309, from the High Springs High School
in 1940. She was married on No-
under vember 18, 1944, at the Naval Air
)me in Station in Jacskonville to Albert E.
Folds.: After his passing, she remar-
ried on June 21, 1963, to Alfred G.
Cason. She worked as a long-dis-
tance telephone operator, as a clerk at
Camp Blanding Naval Air Station in
Jacksonville, and for many years in
76, of the Finance and Accounting Depart-
rch 4 ment at the University of Florida in
. Gainesville.
moved Mrs. Cason was a member of the
1998. First Baptist Church of High Springs,
coun- the First' Baptist Church of Bron-
etiring son, the Fleming Island First Baptist
ar data Church (where she served as Sunday
Mus-' School Secretary), and of the First
dying Baptist Church of Graceville. She
enjoyed skating, horseback riding,


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son, Autrey 0. Boykin, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Cath-
erine Boykin of Bronson; his daugh-
ter, Andrea Marie Gillespie of Bron-
son; sons, Phillip Boykin of Orlando,
Jonathan Boykin and Daniel Boykin,
both of Bionson; sister, Wanda Blitz
of Clermont; and daughters, Brenda
VanTassel of Alaska, Carla Craig of
Washington, and Audrey Boykin of
Montana; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services with Brother
Billy Philman officiating. Visitation
was held prior to the. services. Burial
at Chiefland Cemetery followed the
services.
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


swimming, sewing, hunting, baking,
crafting, and flowers.
Mrs. Cason was preceded in death
by her husbands, Albert E. Folds and
Alfred G. Cason; by one son, Wal-
lace Hampton Folds; and by a grand-
daughter, Kissy Marie Folds.
Survivors include her sons, Albert
Eugene Folds (Angie) of Missouri,
Steven. M. Marshall (Debbie) of
North Carolina; Timothy A. Folds,
Sr. (Melissa) of Graceville, and Terry
L. Cason (Charity) of Georgia; her
daughter, Nancy Davis (Larry) of
Monroe, Georgia; fifteen grandchil-
dren; and seventeen great-grandchil-
dren.
The family received friends on Sat-
urday, March 7, 2009 at the Williams
Funeral Home Chapel in Graceville.
Funeral services were held on Mon-
day, March 9, 2009, with graveside at
Bronson Cemetery in Bronson, with
Rev. Timothy A. Folds, Sr., officiat-
ing. .
Donations may be made to the
"Team Bryce" Jacksonville Chapter
of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Arrangements were under the
care of Williams Funeral Home of
Graceville.


Mrs. Gaynor "Gay"
Cawley
Mrs. Gay Cawley, 76, of Old Town,
passed away peacefully on Thursday
evening, March.5, 2009, at Cross
City Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Cawley was boin in N. Wales,
Great Britain, and came to the United.
States in 1954. She was a member of
Old Town United Methodist Church.
After God, the great loves of her
life were her family and her many
friends.
She was preceded in. death by her
son, Lance.
She is survived by her husband,
Larry of Old Town; daughters, Su-,
san 'Crawford of Morriston, and
Heather Scheck of Loveland, Colo-
rado; grandchildren, Travis, Elisa-
beth and Seren, all of South Florida
and Charles and Tyler of Loveland,
Colorado; sisters,. Glenis Pedley,
Joan Cunnah and Hazel Blackledge,
all of N. Wales, Great Britain.
Viewing and services were held on
Tuesday, March 10 at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Chiefland.


Wanda Joyce Dobbins
Wanda Joyce Dobbins, 56, passed
away on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at
Shands at'Jacksonville.
S'Wanda was bornmon July 1, 1952,
in Blaine. 'Mississippi, to James and'
Ruby Tilson. She mo\ed to Jackson-'


Carol Ann Nelson
Carol Ann Nelson passed away
at Shainds of UF in Gainesville on
March 9, 2009.
Carol was born jin Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania in 1937. Carol loved
the Lord and was of Baptist-faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Mar-
got Maddox of Chiefland; son, Shawn
Nelson of West Palm Beach; grand-
children, Chris Kendall of Jackson-
ville, Brittany Minor of'West Palm
Beach; sisters, Susan Richardson of
Trenton, Margot Leach of Mechan-
icsville, Virginia, and Margaret Ann
Laflamime of Jupiter; and brother,
Jimmy Milligan of Lake Worth.
Service details are incomplete
at this time. Please call the funeral
home for date and time.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mr. David Ahdrew Owens
Mr. David Andrew Owens, 40,
of Mayo passed away on Monday,
March 2, 2009, at Shands' of UF after
a short illness. "' ) '' II Ni"
Mr. Owens moved, to Mayo from
Old Town 2 years ago. He was a 911
dispatcher for Lafayette County and
formerly worked with the Gilchrist
County 911 system and 'the Dixie
County Road Department. He served
in the United States Army for 3 years,
serving in Korea. He enjoyed fish-
ing, motorcycles, photography and
computers. He was a member of
Faith Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Edith
Michelle Owens of Mayo; and their
daughter, Hailey Margo Owens;
parents, Clyde and Margot Owens
of Old Town; and brothers, Robert
Owens (Linda) of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Michael J. Owens (Carie) of Middle-
town, Ohio, and Thomas C. Owens
of Old Town.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, March 5, .2009, at Faith
Baptist Church, in Old Town with
Reverend Jackie Pettrey officiating.
Burial followed in the Faith Baptist
Church Cemetery. A visitation was
held on Wednesday evening at the
funeral home between the hours of 5
and 7 p.m.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.



Mr. Robert Andrew
"Drew" Pryor
Mr. Robert Andrew Pryor, known
as Drew, 48, passed away on Wednes-
day, March 4, 2009, at his home in
Winter Garden.
Mr. Pryor was born in Marianna
onil April 1, 1960. He'enjoyed hunt-
ing, fishing, and sports and was an
avid diehard "Gator" fan, known by
his online friends as Bullyg8tor. He
attended the Church of Christ. He
grew up in Dade City, and graduated'
from Pasco Comprehensive High
School. He was a past employee of
Northern Telecom in North Caro-
lina for 20 years where he married
Deborah Jamison. They had three
children, David, Gwen, and Rachel.
Drew returned to Florida in 2002 af-
ter the death of his wife. His present
employer was R.S. Elliott Specialty
Supply, where he delivered build-
ing supplies to many locations'in the
state.
Mr. Pryor was preceded in death by
his father, Bob Pryor, his wife, Debo-
rah Jamison Pryor, and his maternal
grandmother, Odessa Webb.
He is survived by his fiance, Ju-
lie Logsdon, of Winter Garden; his
mother, Joan Webb Pryor of Old
Town; sisters, Jane Rouse (John) of
Orlando, and Sue Kerslake (Sam), of
Old Town; his three children, David
Webb Pryor, of Wilmington, North
Caroliina, Andrea Gwendolyn Pryor
of Port Richey, and Mary Rachel Pry-


ville two years ago from Bell. She
was a Certified Nursing Assistant,
and a member of Temple Baptist
Church in Greenville, Mississippi.
She is survived by a daughter,
Wanda Travis of Bell; a son, Donald
Whitesall of Freeland, Pennsylvania;
four sisters, Elizabeth Roberts of
Schlater, Mississippi, Carolyn Hutto,
Diane Rodriguez, and Ruby Rowe
all of Texas; three brothers, James
Howard Tilson of Bronson, Edward
Wayne Tilson, and James Edward
Tilson, Jr., both of Texas; and seven
grandchildren.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton..


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calls and prayers during our time of
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or of Orlando.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday March 7, 2009, at the Old
McCrab Cemetery, north of Old
Town. Mr. Danny Roberts offici-
ated.
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton
was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Floyd Taylor
Mr. James Floyd Taylor, 85, life-
time resident of Cedar Key, passed
away on Monday, March 9,2009.
Mr. Taylor was born in Cedar Key
on December 25, 1923. He gradut-
ed from Cedar Key High School in
1941 and served in the Army Air
Corps during WWII. He lived out his.
life in Cedar Key as a commercial
fisherman and general contractor. Mr.
Taylor and his wife of 67 years, Lou-
ise, are lifetime members of the First
Baptist Church of Cedar Key. He
served his church as a Sunday School
teacher for many years. He served on
the Cedar Key City Council and the
School Board of Levy County for nu-
merous years.
Mr. Taylor was preceded in death
by his parents, Henry F. and Lula P,
Taylor; and his sisters, Eula Kay Wel-
hem and Betty J. Cannon.
He is survived by his wife, Louise
C. Taylor; his brothers, Henry Fred-
rick, George .Williard; his children,,
Ronnie (Diane) Taylor, Janice (Greg)
Sterling, and Vicki (Bob) Alkire; nine
grandchildren, and 12 great-grand-
children.
Flowers or donations to the First
Baptist Church of Cedar Key build-
ing fund are appreciated.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 2 p.m.
at the First Baptist Church of Cedar
Key, with Pastor Todd Pope officiat-
ing. Burial will follow in the Cedar
Key Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


meet
The John Birch Society will hold
its monthly meeting at the Gilchrist
County Library at 105 NE llth Av-
enue in Trenton on Monday, March'
16,2009, from.7 to 8:30 p.m.
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Memorial Service for
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Betty Jane Yarborough, 76, of
Newberry, passed away on Monday,
January 19, 2009, at North Fulton
Hospital, Roswell, Georgia of natural
causes.
Betty was born in Newberry on
September 1, 1932. She was the
youngest of three children and a.
lifelong resident of Alachua County.,
She served in the United States Navy
and retired from McKinney-Green
Mortgage Company as a bookkeeper.
She was of the faith of the United
Methodist Church. Betty was a huge
University of Florida Gator fan.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Reginald and Olivia E.' Gray,
of Newberry; and a. niece, Nancy
Gray Jarvis of Merritt Island.
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Mae Schofield of Trenton; her broth-
er, John Wesley Gray of Newberry;
son, Glenn T. Arpin, Sr. of Suffolk,
Virginia; two daughters, Robyn
Bond of Gainesville, and Johanna
Yarborough of Alpharetta, Georgia;
five grandchildren, Carrie 0. Bond,.
Christine E. Howard, Glenn T. Arpin,.
Jr., Amanda J. Arpin, Jacob E. Yar-
borough; a great-granddaughter, Tay-
lor Bond, a great-grandson, Locke
Arpin; three nephews, Michael Gray,
David Gray, and Gray Schofield; and
niece, Mary Jane James.
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rection of Northside Chapel, Ro-
swell, Georgia. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the charity of
the ddnor's choice, and any notations
sent to Anna Mae Schofield, Trenton,
Florida.
There will be a memorial service
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO, 2008-CA-0148
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC., Assignee of CMH
Homes, Inc. d/b/a Clayton Ocala,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHAEL J. RICHARDS a/k/a MI-
CHAEL RICHARDS; BROOKE L.
RICHARDS a/k/a BROOKE RICH-
ARDS; and UNKNOWN TENANT IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL J. RICHARDS a/k/a
MICHAEL RICHARDS and BROOKE
L. RICHARDS a/k/a BROOKE RICH-
ARDS
2630 NW 29th Terrace
Bell, FL 32619
(last known address)
(CURRENT ADDRESS
UNKNOWN)
; "YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
toforeclose a mortgage on the following
property in Gilchrist County, Florida:
Lot 16 Woodland Acres an unrecorded
subdivision in Section 19, Township 8
South, Range 15 East, Gilchrist County,
Florida, being more particularly
describedas follows:
"Commencing at the, Northeast comer
of the West 1/4 of the West 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4 of Section 19, Town-
ship 8 South, Range 15 East, Gilchrist
County, Florida for a point of refer-
ence; thence South 0039'12" West,'
1,851.72 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue South 00039' 12",
West, 262.50 feet; thence North
8928'01" West, 169.30 feet; thence
North 0039'06" East, 262.50 feet;
thence South 8928'01" 'East, 169.3
-feet to the Point of Beginning. .
also known as 2630 N.W. 29th Terrace,
Bell, FL 32619.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Mark J. Home,
the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
720 Blackstone Building, Jacksonville,
Flbrida, 32202, within thirty days after
the first publication, on -or before April
2, 2009 of the Notice of Action, and file
the original with the Clerk of this .Court
either before service on the Plaintiff's at-
tprney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint
of petition. .b, : 6 '-
DATED on Febriuan 26, 2009.


Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. March 5, 12, 2009b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2009-DR-0020
DIVISION DR
In Re: The Matter of Custoday of:
Chaz J. Hall
Minor childrenn,
by
April Morgan
Petitioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION OF
TEMPORARY CUSTODY OF A
MINOR BY EXTENDED FAMILY
TO: ISSAC ALLEN DELAWNER
You are. hereby notified that an action
for temporary custody of a minor has
been filed and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on April Morgan, Petitioner, whose
address is 7899 SE 73rd Ct., Trenton, FL
32693 on or before April 1,2009, and file
the original withthe clerk of this court be-
fore service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule. 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dismiss-
al of striking of pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
court on February 25, 2009.
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub. March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 21-2009-CP-0004
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS RIDGEWAY HICKSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate of DO-
RIS RIDGEWAY HICKSON, Deceased,
File No. 21-2009-CP-0004, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida Probate Division, the address of
which ii P.O Box 37, Trenton, Florida
32693. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against


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AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
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All other creditors of the decedent, and
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MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
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ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE, TIME PERIODS SET
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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
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MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2009.
Personal Representative
David M. Ridgeway
P.O. Box 48
Cross City, Florida 32628
Attorney for Personal Representative
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bat No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-7800
Pub. March 5, 12, 2009b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-0122
JEFFREY D. ISAACSON,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEITH I. LOWE and CHERYL M.
LOWE,
Defendants.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
,NOTICE IS, GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated January 7, ,2009, and the
Second Amended Final Judgment ,of
Foreclosure dated February 24, 2009, in
the above-styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
front of the south doors of the courthouse,
located at 112 South Main Street, Tren-
ton, Florida,' at 11:00 A.M. on April 6,
2009, the following described property:
Lot 21, High Springs Highlands, Plat
Book 3, Page 5, of the public records
of Gilchrist County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE-SALE.'
Dated: February 25, 2009.
JOSEPH "JOE" W. GILLIAM
As Clerk of the Court
(SEAL)
By: LAyers
As DeputN Clerk
Pub. March 5,.12, 2009b. .r'ii om f t;

CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will be making application with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture for Waste
Water Loan/Grant funding.
For additional information please
contact Sheila Watson, City Clerk at 352-
463-2855 Ex. 201 or City Hall, 17651
NW 90th Ct., Fanning Springs, FL
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursu-
ant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that
if a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by' the City Council
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting he/she may need to ensure
that a. verbatim record of the proceedings


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is made. Which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
DATED this 9th day, of March, 2009.
By Sheila Watson,
City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2009b.

CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the
City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in an Open Meeting
'scheduled to be held on:
March 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm
at City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Ct.,
Fanning Springs, FL
Agenda:
Nature Coast Regional Water Author-
ity
PLEASE. TAKE NOTICE Pursu-
ant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that
if a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the City Council,
with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record. of the
proceedings is made. Which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 9th day, of March, 2009
By Sheila Wattson,
City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs,,
Florida.
Pub. March 12, 2009b.

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for. Gilchrist County, Florida,
will hold a' REGULAR MEETING on
Monday, March 16, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.,
in the Board of Cbunty Commissioners
Meeting Facility, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is a proposed agenda:
I AGENDA
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes .
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
4:15 p.m. AHAC; Affordable
,Housing Incentive Plan
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report'
4:45 p.m. Budget Workshop; Con-'
stitutional Officers and Board De-
partments
5:30 p.m. Spring Ridge Fire
Department,
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
.12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any decisions
made by-the Commission with respect
tpany matter considered at said hearing,
that person wilj need a record of the
proceedings, and that for such purpose,
that person may. need to insure that a
verbatim record is made, which record
includes thp testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is.to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON A. LANGFORD,
CHAIR
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. March 12, 2009b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
GILCHRIST COUNTY PLANNING
COMMISSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant
to the Gikhrist County Land Development
Code, the following items will be heard
by the Planning Commission of Gilchrist
County, Florida, on Monday, March 23,
2009 at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter
as possible, at the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, located at
210 South Main.Street, Trenton, Florida.
The following is the proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1.CPA 09-03: An application by
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc., agent for
the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, requesting approval of
an amendment to the Future Land Use
Map changing 1.3 acres of Agriculture
(A-2) designated property to Public
Use (PU) designated property located
along SW CR 307-A, Trenton; parcel #


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3:30 PM Old Time Dance with .Caller Andy
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2.DMI/SUP 09-02: An application by
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc., agent for
the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, requesting approval
of a Special Use Permit/Development
of Major Impact for a Seniors Center
on an Agriculture (A-2) designated
property located along SW CR 307-
A, Trenton; parcel # -17-10-15-0000-
0001-0010.
3.Request to address the Planning
Commission by Mr. Roy Langford
concerning Billboard Advertising.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to any of the proposed
agenda items. The public hearing may
be continued to one or more future dates.
Any interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuance of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notices concerning
this matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above, referenced
public hearing. Additional information
for all of the above-listed agenda items
is available for public. inspection at the
Building Department Office, located
at 209 Southeast First Street, Trenton,
Florida, during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made at
the above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. Persons
with disabilities requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate in this'
proceeding should contact (352) 463-
3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8771.
Pub. March 12, 2009b.

PUBLIC NOTICE
OF SALE
Bells & Whistles Storage, Hwy. 129,
Bell, Florida announces a public sale to
be held on March 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
The sale will be held at Bells & Whistles
Storage Facility located-at. 1859 North
Hwy. 129 in Bell, Florida.
The sale is being held to satisfy a
landlord's lien. Everything sold is pur-
chased "as is," "where is" for cash. Bells
& Whistles Storage reserves the right to
cancel any public sale that is advertised.
The units are as follows:
MARGARITA COTTE UNIT 168
WILLIAM RAIN UNIT 79
GREG ROBERSON UNIT 170
Pub.. March 5, 12, 2009b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 21-2008-CP-0049
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM CHARLES WALDEN, JR.
a/k/a WILLIAM WALDEN,
Deceased. '
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WILLIAM CHARLES WALDEN, JR.
a/k/a WILLIAM WALDEN, deceased,
Case No: 21-2008-CP-0049, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of


Page Eleven
which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida
32693. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against, decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 12, 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A.
Florida Bar No: 777470
PO Box 1444
Bronson, Florida 32621
(352) 486-3039
personal Representative:
TERESA YEAGER
Pub.March 12, 19, 2009b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, March 17,
2009, at 5:00 P.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Recognitions--5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
4. Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
6. Food Service
7. Instructional
8. Personnel
9. Student Services
10. Removal of Items from Consent
Agenda
11. Consent Agenda
12. Reports
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding s is made, which record includes
Sthe testimony and q eiAqc,,upon which
the appeal is to be'based."
Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. March 12, 2009b.


Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)


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I THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009


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RUGER P-89-15: Never fired, extras,
$300; Ruger 10-22 target, fluted bbl,
thumbhole stock, extras, $375; Two black
powder, Kentucky & Hawkin, great wall-
hangers, not orig., $200 for both. Call
352-949-3274.
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Salvage



THE GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD will hold a Surplus
Salvage Sale on March 27, 2009 at 3:00
pm at the Bus Compound located at 1699
US-129 South,,Bell, Florida 32619. Items
include: 1988 school bus, water pumps,
sludge hauling trailer, snapper mower,
grain drill, roofing metal and much more.
Items will be available for inspection on
March 26, from 8 am to 4 pm.
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Blueberry, Mayhaw, Fig, M
Blackberry, Raspberry. $10-$2(
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730 E. Wade Street, (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE--
NEW LISTING--LARGE, WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled CB home, on
landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus'room w/fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry)...Owner has priced to sell...$139,900.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, w/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
more, on 5 fenced acres, at west endof Gilchrist (close to Otter/Hart/Surf springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more...$224,900.
Reduced (Fromn $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...Sefler says to make an offer...$199,900 (each).
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE T6 RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area; with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
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 & more--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 northli 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.
COZY CB-BUILT HOME-ONE ACRE: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat, clean &,'move-in' ready, with outbuilding, gazebo/BBQ & more, along CR-55A near Cross-
City...$99,900.
--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.
SOLID OLDER-FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, zoned currently for commercial
use, with over 1600 sqft., including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
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 full 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, f 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
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.
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.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located at end of cil-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.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat, clean 27x56 2003 manufactured home, on a wooded 1.16-acre tract, at east end
of Gilchrist Co. (close to Newberry/Gainesville). Has new appliances &.water system, storage outbuilding...$80,000.
M/HOME & POLE-BARN IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Roomy 28x48 M/Home & 26x30 pole barn/workshop atAyers Estates...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCING POSSIBLE: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 m/hdme on .7-acre. Terms--20% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan...$78,900.
VERY AFFORDABLE AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 w/new flooring, kitchen, cabinets; on .70/acre tract near SR-26...$39,900.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
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.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: A number of tracts available in our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900.
5 ACRES--AT DEED-RESTRICTED S/D: Located at the 'homes-only' Meadow Wood Trails S/D near town; w/pasture for horses...$59,900.
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 fronm.$12,500 (Chieflapd); a two-lot tract in Trenton ($39,900); and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $29,900 (in
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preferred. Qualified individuals
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crest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 3'
fax resume to 352-563-5933 on o
March 20, 2009. Cover page mus
"Applying for: Client Services A
trative Assistant" and the preferri
location. Please call 352-563-9!
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Immediate opening for Human R
Director located in Crystal River
office. Position includes genera
resource duties as well as facility
agement and property duties. Mu
tail oriented, have computer skill
vision and management experit
well as a degree or certification ir
Resources. Qualified individual:
submit a resume to 1564 Norti
owcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FI
6r fax resume to 352-563-5933 (
fore March 20, 2009. Cover pa
include "Applying for: Human I
Director." Please call 352-563-9S
222 if you have any questions.


Attention

Gilchrist County Residents


Are you 55+, unemployed and

having difficulty finding a job

If you qualify, Experience Works has
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) &
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job opportunities at no cost to you.


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Nice large oaks adorn this 6.64 acre parcel with 4BR/2BA 1674 sf
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Newly constructed custom 3BR/2BA home on 5 country acres.
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Services Immediate opening for Assistant Client
ated in Services Coordinator located in Crystal
es. Posi- River, Florida office. Position includes
tive du- program management, performing child
ve com- care eligibility/case management and su-
;k, learn pervision of employees. Must be detail
y. Medi- oriented, have computer skills, supervi-
nent ex- sion and management experiences as well
Spanish) as experience managing state and/or fed-
should eral programs. Child Care Resource and
deadow- Referral program experience preferred.
4429, or Qualified individuals should submit a re-
or before sume to 1564 North Meadowcrest Blvd.
t include Crystal River, FL 34429, or fax resume
_dminis- to 352-563-5933 on or before March 20,
ed office 2009. Cover page must include "Apply-
939, ext. ing for: Assistant Client Services Coor-
dinator." Please call 352-563-9939, ext.
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE
INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSIS-
TANT PROGRAM
(228 DAYS-TENURE TRACK)
Teach courses in the Physical Therapist
Assistant program. Work with Coordinator
of Clinical Education to ensure appropriate
clinical activities of students in the program.
Advise students, conduct the selection
process of PTA program students. Review all
PTA courses. Monitor continuing evaluation
of programs and implement needed
improvements and assist other program
faculty in developing, preparing and
updating program materials. Coordinate
accreditation processes of the Commission
on Accreditation in Physical Therapy
Education (CAPTE). Assist the Executive
Director in preparation of the budget for the
program. Maintain the PTA Advisory
Committee. Oversee semiannual meetings.
Assist in regular curriculum reviews.
Maintain active communication with health
care agencies. Promote positive relation-
ships. Conduct follow up surveys on
graduate job placement, alumni educational
advancement and employer satisfaction.
Keep informed ofi changes affecting
programs as mandated by the accrediting
agencies. Maintain accurate literature
regarding program admission requirements.

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years experience in clinical practice.
Salary based on degree and experience,
plus benefits.
Review of applications to begin: Immedi-
ately and position open until filled.
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign transcripts must be,
submitted with a translation and evaluation.
Position details and application available on
the web at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment


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Immediate opening for Contracts and
Compliance Auditor located in Crystal
river Florida office. Position includes
the auditing of eligibility/case manage-
ment files in accordance with state and
federal requirements. Must be detail ori-
ented, have computer skills, ability to
multi-task, learn quickly and work inde-
pendently. Previous auditing experience
preferred. Qualified individuals should
submit a resume to 1564 Norith.Meadow-
crest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429, or
fax resume to 352-563-59j3 on or before
March 20, 2009. Cover page must include
"Applying for: Contracts and Compli-
ance Auditor." Please call 352-563-9939,
ext. 222 if you have any questions.
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Gilchrist County has an opening for a
maintenance position at Otter Springs.
This is a: full-time, 40 hour/week posi-
tion. Position open until filled. Applica-
tions may be obtained from the County
Administrator's Office at 209 SE First
Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or http:)/www.
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BELL/ROCK BLUFF ARE.
non-smoking cabin, for work
Chain link fenced outside uti
No pets. $400 + $400 deposit.
1325.


HOME ON SUWANNEE RI
spring in back yard, $850/mon
BA large yard. Carpeted. Quiet
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129. 5 miles North of Bell. Cal
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ng adults. OF TRENTON: Frontage on CR-319,
ility shed. CR-339, US-129 and SR-26. Commer-
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tfnb, 2-26 CHIEFLAND: New site-built 4 BR/2
BA, one acre, paved road, great location.
720 sqft, $129,500 pre-construction price. Call
le Homes. 352-949-3785 for more details.


[Help Wanted

GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS:
www.gilchristschools.org
Substitute Teachers, High School' Di-
ploma or Equivalent. Contact the District
Office for an application and more infor-
mation.
Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
Trainees, High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training will be
provided for qualified applicants. Flex-
ible training hours. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool, accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
or higher with a current or former Florida
teaching certificate in a core subject area,
or eligible for Florida certification. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates.'
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
schools.org/Employment/jobs.html
Gilchrist County School District, 310
NW 1llth Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693.
(352) 463-3200. All applications will be
screened. Not all applicants will be in-
terviewed. Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled. \
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
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r. LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Registrar Assistant I
Position in Registrar's Office registering
students, processing transcripts, etc. Must be
able to work under pressure, multi-task, be
detail oriented, and meetdeadlines. Must
have high school diploma or equivalentwith
2 years clerical experience. Additional
education may substitute for experience.
Special consideration will be given to
applicants with an Associate Degree or
Certificate ih a related area. Must be
proficient in Word and Excel.
Salary $20,583 annually plus benefits.
Application deadline: March 25, 2009.
College application required. Position details
and application available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
I14. SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386)754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southemrn
S Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EQ College in Education &
Employment


AAW LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
SUMMER 2009
College Level Mathematics
Evening class, Summer B term. Must have
Master's degree in mathematics or Master's
degree with 18 graduate credit hours in
mathematics. Contact Paula Cifuentes at
386-754-4260 or cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu
for details.
Computer Applications
Must have Master's degree with 18 graduate
credit hours in computer science. Contact
Paula Cifuentes at 386-754-4260 or
cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu for details.
AutoCAD/Solid Works
Must have Master's degree with AutoCAD
experience. Day classes will be held
June-July 2009. Contact Debbie King at
(386)754-4442 or kingd@lakecitycc:edu
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign transcripts must be
submitted with a translation and evaluation.
Application available at www.lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
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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.
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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2006, 4BR/2.5BA 4 Star Energy home
oA 5 acres. Features 2,335 sq ft., I car
detached carport, fully landscaped,
stainless appliances, custom cabinets,
4 board fencing and so much more. A
must see!!


Great business investment on busy US
19. Features (2) sep. storage
warehouses w/29 units, an office & (5)
8x20 containers. Over $4,000/mo
potential income.'


4BR/3BA home on 10 acres, new kitchen
cabinets, granite countertops, flooring,
new plumbing & electrical work. Feels
like a new home.


.11 ac Suwannee
.14 ac Suwannee
.15 ac Chiefland
(5) .15 ac Newberr
.18 ac Trenton
.18 ac Riverwalk
.22 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town ((
.25 ac Old Town ((
.26 ac Suwannee
.35 ac Old Town (C
.48 ac Trenton
(2) .51 ac Fanning
.94,ac Old Town ((
.98 ac Bell
(2) 1 ac Bell
(7) 1 ac Bell
1 Ac Trenton
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$249,900 1 Ac Trenton
$99,900 .1 ac Trenton
$25,000 1 ac Chiefland
y $35,500ea 1.8 ac Trenton
$10,000 2 ac Old Town
$49,900 2acBell
$12,900 2+ Ac Trenton
OF) $12,000 2 acres Trenton
OF) $15,000 2 Ac Trenton
$450,000 2.03 ac Trenton
OF) $12,000 2.04 ac Trenton
$19,000 2.21 ac Trenton
Sprs. $91,900 2.22 ac Trenton
OF) $16,000 2.29 ac Trenton
$49,900 2.36 ac Old Town
$15,000 (OF) (2) 2.65 ac Old Town
$10,500 3.02 ac Old Town
$15,000 4 ac Chiefland
T,-, ;n 4.31 Ac Bell


A spacious 2005, 4BR/3BA DWMH,
1736 sq ft, cathedral ceilings, wood
burning fireplace, paved driveway,
sidewalk, outdoor lighting, patio. A
must see! Owner financing available.


. 4BR/2BA home on 1 ac has a new 4"
submersible well, water softener, hot
water heater & appliances. Features tape
& textured walls, fresh paint & close to
the public boat ramp & Suwannee River.


3BR/2BA on 5 acres. Features a 1996,
1,248 sq ft home, I car detached garage,
new carpet, range & refrigerator, fenced
yard & screened back porch. Home is in
good condition. Call Terri Anderson
352-356-1961. -


$25,000
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$50,600
$35,000
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$59,900
135,000
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$57,500
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$33,000
$35,000
$45,000
$70,000
125,000


4.54 ac Trenton
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell
4.78 ac Trenton
4.82 ac Trenton


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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 (Ch;fandi


1996, 3/2 DWMH on 40 acres. 20
acres is in planted pines. Features
1,404 sq ft, 2 car attached garage,
plenty of Wildlife and lots of
possibilities. Call Jack Schofill
352-214-8108.


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
352-213-6049.


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$99,900 M RnM
$99,900 0lac Bell
$69,900 10 ac Chieflanc
$65,000 10 ac Trenton
$99,900 10 ac Newberry


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15.45 ac Old Town
17 ac Old Town


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25 ac Trenton
43.7 ac Trenton
57.37 ac Chiefland
68.49 Trenton
100 ac Trenton
105.08 ac Chiefland
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Chance encounter prompts Trenton man to return to

India and open mission for children in need


By Carrie A. Mizell
A chance meeting with a young
girl, who was half-starved and beg-
ging for money, changed the life of
one Trenton man who now believes it
is God's will for him to travel home
to India to start a mission for children
in need.
A native of India, Amar Prakash,
said that he plans to close his busi-
ness, Shamrock Painting and Water-
proofing, draw social security early,
and leave the luxuries he has come to
know in the United States. Prakash
believes that God changed his heart
and now wants .him to start a school
in India to educate, clothe and feed.
children caught up in a vicious cycle
of despair and poverty.
Prakash said God spoke to him af-
ter he traveled home to India in Sep-
tember 2008 to see family members
that he had niot seen in eight or nine
- years. While visiting the Taj Mahal
with his nephew, Prakash explained
that they had stopped for water on the
way back when a young girl and her


Amar Prakash
brother approached the car window
begging for money and saying they
were hungry. Though he did not get
their names, he did give them money,
and the children's faces have been
burned in Prakash's memory since
then.
"I had been thinking about build-
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ing my business here," Prakash said.
"But after I came back to the United
States, God told me I must go back to
India for good and start a mission."
According to Prakash, children in
India can't go to school because they
have to spend their days begging. It
is not uncommon to see 10 to 20 kids
on a street begging for money.
"The only crime they ever commit-
ted was to be born in a poor commu-
nity," Prakash said. "I feel guilty for
having so much here. America has
given me hope, and the tools I need
like an education that I can take back
to India."
After a sabbatical around the world,
Prakash came to live in the United
States at the age of 19 hoping to get a
college education. Born in Dahla, In-
dia, Prakash said his youth was, spent
traveling from one adventure to the
next as he made his way from India
all over the world, to places like Ma-
laysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong,
Germany, Iraq, Switzerland, England
and France.
"I slept on a bench in Bulgaria,"
Prakash said. "I hitchhiked. It was
tough, but at the time I thought it was
fabulous!"
When he arrived in New York,
Prakash remembers being broke and
borrowing $50 from a friend of his
father's who lived in the city to buy
a bus ticket to travel to Ann Arbour,
Michigan, where another friend' of
his family's lived. Once he arrived
in Michigan, a local newspaper ran a
story on Prakash's travels to Ameri-
ca. Upon reading the story, a pastor
named David Jefford and his wife,
Dorothy invited-Prakash to live with
them and begin attending church at a
Free Methodist Church.
"I went to church with them as a
courtesy," Prakash said. "I was still
Hindu, but I was experiencing life in
an American family and it was great!
Every Saturday I mowed the church
lawn and I got a summer job and
saved money to go to college.".
While in college at Parks College
in Cahokia, Illinois. during his' first
year, and later at Central Missouri
State University in Warrensburg,


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Commerce, Pure Water Wilderness & the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop.
Contact: Stephanie Metts 352-463-3842 or Kyle Stone 352-463-3467,


Missouri, Prakash was shown kind-
ness by two other American families,
Earlene and the late Robert McClure
and Wally Kuehl and Helen Stonek-
ing.
"They helped me achieve my
American dream of college educa-
tion from an American university,"
Prakash said. "They also taught me
the meaning of love, integrity, hon-
esty and generosity."
While in college, Prakash received
a Rotary International scholarship
that paid for his first year of school
and allowed him to put $300 down
on a car.
In 1973 he graduated from college
with a degree in Aviation Technology
and moved to California to look for a
job. Upon seeing an advertisement in
a local newspaper, Prakash signed up
for the Army Reserves. Eventually,
he got a job in Fresno, California, as
a chemist,
After a trip back to India to visit
his family, Prakash decided to move
back to Missouri and work in a travel
agency.
"In 1978 I was a very ambitious
young man and I decided to open my
own travel agency in Independence,
Missouri," Prakash said.'
, After marrying his wife Martha,
Prakash settled into life in Missouri,
up until 1984 when his daughter was
born and he decided to move the
family back to California, where he
bought another travel agency.
Though he and Martha divorced in
1999, Prakash still refers to her as the
most wonderful woman he ever met'
and says they stay in touch.
After the divorce, an old friend,
Helen Stoneking, invited Prakash to
move to Trenton, Florida, and stay
with her until he got his feet on the
ground. After accepting Jesus Christ
as his savior in 1997, Prakash joined
Christian Fellowship Community
Church after moving to Gilchrist
Count). and in 2004 he opened hNs
own business Shamrock Services.
"Helen, with her generosity,,
strengthened my love of Christ,"
Prakash said. "I hope someday I can
do the same for someone else."


The Lake City Community Col-
lege (LCCC) District Board of Trust-
ees will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 17, at the Baker County Emer-
gency Operations Center.
The District Board of Trustees is
appointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year pe-
riod. Anyone in the college's district
The adventurous teenager from In-
dia who was once described as "frail.
but determined" has taken on the
challenge of his life, to open a five-
room school and provide hope for
hundreds of children.


may send a nomination to the gover-
nor for trustee appointments.
LCCC is a two-year community
college locally governed and pub-
licly supported. The college serves
a five-county district that includes
Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties. LCCC is accred-
ited by the Commission on Colleges
of the Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools to award the asso-
ciate degree. A complete agenda will
be available prior to the meeting. For
more information contact the public
information office at (386) 754-4248.
This meeting is open to the public.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, MARCH 12,'2009


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Showmanship winners are Tallon Reed-senior division; Erin Jones-
intermediate division and Colton Rucker-junior division.

Showmanship clinic held
Continued from page 1
Cody Norton came in third place. In ticipants were presented with awards
the senior division, Tallon Reed won sponsored by Chiefland Farm Supply
first place, Tabitha McCumber placed and Tractor Supply.
second and Holly Davis came in third "This was a great opportunity for
place. the beginners to learn showmanship
All first place winners were award- skills before the fair,'" said Heather
ed vests that were donated by Chief- Rucker, Trenton Jr. Chapter FFA ad-
land Farm Supply and'all other par-, visor.

LCCC Board of Trustees to meet




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