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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: April 2, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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Gilchrist Co.

youth shine at

the 2009

Suwannee

River Fair.
See photos on pg. 14


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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693


Vol. 78- No. 48


Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393
gilchristjournal @bellsouth.net


Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 2, 2009


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$22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas
O'f Florida, $32.00 Out Of State


[Showing off at the Suwannee River Fair

Gilchrist County youth sweep primary swine showmanship competition on Monday


Sinkholes abound after rain storms
On Saturday night as the heavy rain had slowed to a sprinkle, J and
Lyndsay Ayers could hear what appeared to be a river rushing near
their home southwest of Trenton. \\hien J looked outside, he saw this
larme red oak tree sinking and falling slowly at the same time. The
rainwater from across their property was running to the sinkhole that
was large enough to hold two four-door pickup trucks. On Sunday af-
ternoon the ground had settled as lie cut off the trunk and left the tree
. stump in the hole. He plans to fill the hole with dirt in hopes it will not
sink further. The Ayers' property is one of numerous homes in the area
to report sinkholes after Saturday's stormnn, wch dropped some 3 to 5
inches of rain on Gilchrist County.


County facing 5 %


budget cuts to soften.


impact of 2009-10


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
held a budget workshop Monday af-
ternoon to hear from constitutional
officers before the board begins bud-
get reductions that would reduce the
impact of a financial crisis in prepa-
ration of their 2009-2010 year.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison.
S Jr.. Vice Chairman, opened the meet-
ing at 4:00 p.m. before asking Joe
Gilliam. Gilchrist County Clerk, to
give the board an update on the pres-
ent financial condition. Mr. Gilliam
explained to the board that a 6.57(
reduction in state revenues which is
passed down to the Gilchrist County
will not be received during the 2008-
09 budget year. This reduction %will
impact the General Fund by $151,750
and the Transportation Department
by $66.796
Jackie Johnson. finance director.
reported the information that the
county is receiving from Tallahassee
is being considered and is calculated
into the remaining 2008-09 fiscal
year. She warned if the County Com-
mission implements reductions to
the current budget, it will help in re-
serving funds for the cash carryover
which will provide needed revenue
for the 2009-10 budget.
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Randy Durden reported to the board
that information that is coming out
of Tallahassee from the Governor's
Office is that an additional cut of5%
could be forthcoming in the current
budget year. The Governor's Office
is also considering a 15-20% hold
back in state revenues that would be
considered for the 2009-10 budget
year.
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constitutional officers attending the
meeting.
Damon Leggett. Gilchrist County
Property Appraiser. told the board
that he has eliminated several things
in the Property Appraiser's office to
reduce expenses. Leggett pointed
out that he felt he could return from
$12,000 to $15.000 to the board at
the end of the year. .
Marilyn Bruce, Gilchrist County
Tax Collector, told the board that she
felt she could save up to $5,000 from
her operating budget if the Commis-
sioners decided she should not send
tag renewal notices out to residents
of Gilchrist Count'. "The renewal
reminders are not mandatory) in the
State of Florida, but people have
grown accustomed to receiving them
to renew the tags on their cars. trucks.
boats, and other registered uses." she
explained. The Tax Collector was
asked if she has her employees in-
vol'ed in a voluntary participation
in working less hours a week to re-
duce personnel expenses. "The Tax
Collector's Office has five girls that
are trained to work the front line in
!providing services to the public. I
don't know how I can split up these
girls and still pro% ide service to the
public," Marilyn Bruce explained.
"The County Commission provides
funds to the Tax Collector office; it
is your duty as a constitutional offi-
cer to make the budget revisions and
submit them to the Board of County
Commissioners," Chairman Harrison
explained to the Tax Collector.
Tracey Ridgeway. representing the
Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office. told the board that the
elections office could return up to 5%'.
of their operational budget, an esti-
mated $13.000 to Gilchrist CountN at
the end of the year. She explained that
there are'no elections in the 2008-09
fiscal year. and the saving from the
expense of poll %workers could be re-
turned to the count).
The Tax Collector also pointed out
that she felt she could return from
$12,000 to $13,000 to the county
.from her personnel services budget,
as one employee in her office is in the
drop program. She further added that
the Tax Collector's office is receiving
a steady return in receipts.
Joe Gilliam asked what the cur-
rent revenues were that have been re-
ceived by the Tax Collectors Office;
she explained at this time $111,000.
This is a 35% shortfall in the bud-
geted. $146,885 revenues, 'Gilliam
stated. The Tax Collector pointed
out that she has had 1 retail outlet in
Bell close and this has affected the,
revenues. She also explained that
people that have lost their jobs are
Continued to page 13


By Carrie A. Mizell
A sea of green jackets circled the
showmanship judge, the 4-H'ers
all trying to maintain eye contact,
while anxiously shuffling to keep
up with their hogs.
The six young men, all members
of 4-H clubs in Gilchrist County,
were called back to compete in the
primary division of swine show-
manship during a contest held Mon-
day morning at the Suwannee River
Fair.
Dakota Harding was ultimately
declared the winner. Dakota Hor-
locker placed second, and third
place was awarded to Michael
Smith.
In selecting the \ winners, show-
manship judge Chad Lyons. said
he looks for a young show man w ho
keeps eye contact with the judge,
uses a brush that is clasped in one
hand behind one's back. has a clean
hog and a 4-H'er who is wearing of-
ficial dress.
Out of the 36 4-H members who
comprised the three classes of the
primary division, those called back
were Zachary Parrish and Will
Sumner from Class 1, Michael
Smith and Aaron Brown of Class,
2, and Dakota Harding and Dakota
Horlocker representing Class 3.
Forty one showmen were grouped
into four classes forthe junior divi-
sion of swine showmanship. After
eliminating most of the showmen,
Lyons selected Ty Barber of Bron-
son FFA as the junior division win-
ner. Shelbi McCall of Dixie FFA
was named second place., and Ricky.
Roe of Bronson FFA w as chosen as
third place.
In selecting Barber, the show-
manship judge said he had a ver)


Standoutlswine showmeni-from the primary division are shown from left to right, Michael Smith-third
place, Dakota Hdrlocker-second place, and Dakota Harding-first place. The youth, all members of Gil-
christ Coiuntih 4-H clubs are shown with showmanship judge Chad Lyons.


hard time making:the choice between
Barber and McCall for firys place.
Lyons asked each showman several
questions, which they both answ ered
conectly Therefore. he observed
\\ho %was being more courteous to fel-
low showmen. After McCall walked
with her hog in front of Barber and
his hog rather than behind them. Lv-
ons selected Barber as the division
"winner.


"You must be courteous to others
during the show," Lyons said. "In-
stead of walking in front of him, you
should have gone behind "
In the senior dir\sion. Lee Good-'
son won first place, while Nathan
Thiqse of Gilchrist Countr placed
second Brittany Davis of Chiefland
FFA took third. In judging the show-
men. Lyons said he was looking for
consistency He asked each showman


Heifers are not her only game! Boland's fat steer is named


By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton Jr. FFA member Lyndsay
Boland's face lit up as her home-
grown fat steer, "Cassius" was
named reserve champion at the Su-
w annee River Fair on Tuesday af-
ternoon.
After placing second in Class 8,
Lyndsay's steer was called' backto
the show ring after 'Cory Jerrels'
1,290-pound steer was selected as
grand champion. Fat steer show
judge Todd Thrift circled each cow
in the ring a final time before slap-
ping Lyndsay's steer on the back.
Lyndsay's steer was chosen from a
group of first in class steers shown
by Asheton Sanchez of Trenton Jr.
FFA, Erin Jones of Trenton Jr. FFA,
Tallon Reed of Trenton Sr. FFA,,


Racheal Harrison of Trenton Sr. FFA,
Megan Anderson of Trenton Sr. FFA,
Hunter Anderson of Soaring Eagles
4-H Club, Chase Home of Chiefland
Sr FFA. and Chelsea Meyer of Bell
Sr. FFA.
Grand champion Cory Jerrels, who
also showed a homegrown steer, is
the son of Benny and Brenda Jerrels
of Bronson. He is 17-years-old and
a member of the Kountry Kids 4-H
Club
Lyndsay is the daughter of Roger and
Chery I Boland of Trenton. This is her
second year showing a fat steer at the
Suwannee River Fair. Prior to show-
ing the reserve champion fat steer on
Tuesday afternoon, Lyndsay exhib-
ited the grand champion heifer at the
fair on Saturday, Mar. 21.


several questions, such as, "Where
does a Boston Butt come from?
What is your hog's average daily
gain? What breed is your animal?
\\hat things would .you change
about your animal?"
Lyons stressed to the 4-H and
FFA members the importance of be-
ing able to ans er a varietyy of ques-
tions about one's animal while in
the show ring


reserve champion


Lytndsav Boland is shown with her reserve champion fat steer.


Flatwood Friends 4-H Club member shows grand champion feeder steer at SRF


By Carrie A. Mizell
Screams, sobs, and a sprinking of
tears rang out after Brandalyn Bish-
op's 755-pound feeder steer "Jitter-
bug" was chosen grand champion.
The Flatwood Friends 4-H Club
member was held tightly by her
older sister as she cried.
.According to Brandalyn's father,
Mark. Tuesday morning's show
marked Brandalyn's sixth year
showing a steer at the Suwannee
River Fair. Brandalyn is the daugh-
ter of Mark and Cristel Bishop of
Trenton.
Judge Todd Thrift selected Mor-
riston Cowpokes 4-H Club mem-
ber Art Nussel's 715-pound steer,
"Midnight" as reserve champion.
Art is the son of Art and Evelyn
Nussel of Morriston.
The first and second place cows
,were chosen out of 130 feeder
steers, that comprised 12 classes.
Winners from each class were
Kasidy Cook of Kountry Kids 4-H
Club, Chiefland Sr. FFA, Bryden
Johnson of Farm Pals 4-H Club, T.
J. Arrington of Chiefland Jr. FFA,
-Coleman Davis of Dixie Sr. FFA,
Ryley Couch of Chiefland Sr. FFA,
Trenton Jr. FFA, Lott Bullock of
Williston Sr. FFA, Art Nussel of
Morriston Cowpokes FFA, Amy
Anderson of Soaring Eagles 4-H
Club, Douglas Simpson of River-
side Wranglers 4-H Club and Bran-
dalyn Bishop of Flatwood Friends
4-H Club.


Flatwood Friends 4-H Club member Brandalyn Bishop is shown with her grand champion steer.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


Casey Fisher, a 2008 Trenton High School senior, served gumbo at last year's Wild Beast Feast in hopes of
receiving an Education Foundation scholarship.


Wild Beast Feast will be Apr. 17


By Carrie A. Mizell
Wild appetites will be satisfied at
the Education Foundation of Gil-
christ County's 16th Annual Wild
Beast Feast planned for Friday, April
17.
A variety of game will be on the
menu, including gator, rabbit, quail,
turkey, venison, gumbo, mountain
oyster, cow tongue, goat, sausage,
fish, beef, pork, and corn on the cob,
as well as a variety of homemade
desserts.
Each year Suzy DeChamplain gra-
ciously, opens the gates to her Tren-
ton farm so the Education Founda-
tion can host some 2,000 people in
an effort to raise monies for scholar-
ships that will be awarded to graduat-
ing seniors at Bell High School and
Trenton High School.
The 2009 event will run from 6 to 8
p.m. and tickets are $30 each.,
Following dinner a raffle will be
held, which will include prizes such
as a shotgun, rifle and- several other
firearms.
According to Tiffany Turner, sec-
retary of the Education Foundation of
Gilchrist County, the 2008 Wild Beast
Feast generated just over $20,000 for


the Education Foundation, which
in-turn awarded 100 scholarships t(
talking $100,000 to area high scho
seniors.
Currently, 130 high school senio

Shriners'
Country Breakfas
this Saturday
7 a.m. 10:30 a.m
Suwannee River Shriners will ho
their country breakfast from 7 a.r
to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April
2009.
The country breakfast will be egg
grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, bi
cults, gravy, and ice tea. In addition
we will have crafts, a bake sale, an
pure cane syrup for sale.
, The Suwannee River Shrine Clu
is located 1/2 mile north of Fannin
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 54,
9284.
Proceeds benefit the Suwanni
River Shrine Club and are not tax d
ductible.


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SFriday, Apr.3,, ..
11:15 a.m. Bethel AME Church's BBQ fundraiser
0 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Trenton Farmers Market at Trenton Depot
Saturday, Apr. 4
! 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Shriners' country breakfast at Shrine Club
* 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fanning Springs' annual Easter Egg Hunt at the park
6 p.m. Bluegrass Pickin at Otter Springs RV Resort
* Sunday, Apr. 5
* Attend the church of your choice
Monday, Apr. 6
* Noon Trenton Rotary Club Meeting
Thursday, Apr. 9
S7 p.m. Gilchrist County Woman's Club Mother/Daughter Event
* Friday, Apr. 10
4 p.m.-7 p.m. Trenton Farmers Market at Trenton Depot
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have made application for an Educa-
tion Foundation scholarship in 2009.
For more information on the Wild
Beast Feast, call Tiffany Turner at
(352) 463-3244.


Dry winter could lead to wildfire danger
By Carrie A. Mizell enacted a bum ban, though 17 Florida Gilchrist County was at 565.
The Suwannee district of north counties have, including neighbor- Last year, 1,350 acres burned in
central Florida has already experi- ing Columbia, Alachua and Marion Gilchrist County due to some 45
enced 184 wildfires since January 1, Counties. wildfires.
2009, which is up from 57 fires dur- According to Bronson, a lack of The commissioner of agriculture
ing the same time last year. substantial rainfall, especially .in cen- and consumer services is urging resi-
According to Charles Bronson, tral and south Florida, coupled with dents to do their part to prevent wild-
Florida agriculture and consumer ser- recent freezes throughout the state, fires by avoiding any unnecessary.
vices commissioner, Florida is expe- has left Florida's vegetation ripe for outdoor burning.
riencing twice the wildfire activity of wildfires. "Prevention is the key," Bronson,,
a year ago and the danger increases "Wildfires can start easily, intensi- said. "We're asking residents and vis- ,
every day. fy quickly and move rapidly because itors alike to exercise extreme caution,.
Don West, forestry center manager of the current conditions," Bronson when you use anything that involves
at the Florida Division of Forestry's said. fire or high heat. Before conducting
Gainesville office, said on Friday Statewide, the Keetch-Byram any outdoor burning, check with of- .
that the tri-county area is currently at Drought Index (KBDI) currently ficials to see if it is a dangerous burn-,
a level 3 on the fire readiness scale, stands at 520, well above normal for ing day."
which ranges from one to five. this time of the year. Since January 1st, Florida has had.-,
West said conditions are there for Moreover, the Index shows that 1,024 wildfires that have burned
a very active wildfire season. He said nearly half of Florida is well above 24,730 acres compared with 508 r
that Gilchrist and Levy Counties the statewide average and is experi- fires impacting 11,292 acres at the
typically experience a lot of lightning encing "severe" dry conditions. The same time last year. Because the light- .
storms in May, which causes concern KBDI measures available soil mois- ning season has yet to begin, virtu-
especially if the area does not see sig- ture and runs from 0 (saturated) to ally all of the fires that have occurred '
nificant rainfall soon. 800 (desert-like). to date were caused by humans and h
Currently, Gilchrist County has not On Friday, the KBDI rating for were therefore avoidable.

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Bluegrass Pickin'
t at Otter Springs
The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Pickin takes place at Otter Springs
, RV Resort on Saturday, April 4. Come
on over and listen to some of the best
ld bluegrass groups from Florida.
m. The music will start at 6 p.m. in the
4' Big Cypress Lodge, and the music
will go on until everyone goes home. Students in Bill Martin's ag. mech
s' If you would like to come out earlier
s- and sit'around and pick, we would Local FFA plat
nd enjoy having you come on out and LLo-l 1j plJ
pick under the oaks or on the nice
ub big porch around the Big Cypress By Carrie A. Mizell
Lodge. : From blueberries and lemons, to
ig This event will be free to the pub- ferns and flowering baskets, FFA
lic, but we would appreciate a dona- hosted plant sales boast spring blooms
tion to help out on the groups' travel at/affordable prices, while also giving
expenses. All you have to do is bring, local citizens the opportunity to sup-
ee yourself on out to Otter Springs RV port the youth of Gilchrist County.
e- Resort and have a great time and Funds raised at the Trenton FFA
enjoy some good old time bluegrass plant sale, which was held Saturday,
music or call and reserve a full hook- Mar. 14, as well as the Bell FFA plant
up campsite or a cabin. sale, which ran Thursday-Saturday,
For more information you can Mar. 19-21, will fund programs and
call Cloud Haley at (352) 284-3245 helpFFA members pay to go to state
or Otter Springs RV Resort at (352) and national conventions.
463-0800 or www.ottersprings.com.--According to Debbie Jones, Bell Jr.
Otter Springs Park and Camp- FFA Chapter advisor, Bell FFA raised
ground is located at 6470 SW 80th $2,500 at their annual plant sale,
Avenue in Trenton. which is the same amount the organi-
Hope to see you there. zation raised at their 2008 sale.
"We were very surprised, with the
Neighborhood Crime economy the way it is, that we were
Watch -- Identity theft able to raise $2,500 this year," Jones
if How to prevenst it. Who dat do your In the past, daylilies have been a
help? top selling feature at the Bell FFA
Florida State Attorney Andrea plant sale, but this year Jones said
Muirhead will speak at the next she opted for more flowering plants
meeting. Bring a friend or neighbor such as perennials, which she found
to hear this vitally important discus- at Grandiflora, a wholesale supplier
sion, on Saturday, April 4, at 10:30 near Gainesville. Jones said all other
a.m., at Priscilla Baptist Church. plants came from Gilchrist County's
For more information or directions, own, Oak Lane Farms.
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hanics class move plants around during Bell FFA's recent plant sale.

it sales signal the start of spring
ering plants came after Jones made a to junior chapter advisor Heather
trip to Orlando last year to visit the Rucker, cars began lining up for the
Florida Nursery, Growers and Land- Saturday only sale an hour before the
scape Association's annual landscape gate opened. Held at the Trenton El-
show. ementary School bus loop, the annual '
Bell FFA has in recent years held spring sale boasted a large variety of '
their plant sale on Friday and Satur- plants, including daylilies, bedding
day, but decided to start the sale on starting plants, and vegetable plants. "-
Thursday this year because they re- Trenton FFA got their plants from
ceived the plants on Thursday, Jones Oak Lane Farms, Chiefland Farm'
explained. & Nursery, Bonnie Plant Farmi and'"
"It's amazing how many people Emerson Nursery. C
come in the middle-of the day and the Rucker' said- $7;500 was raised at
middle of the week'to'biiyplanfi," the plantsale andi'hoigh they had'
Jones said. "Wehad'"l10'blueberry: no6f'taikae the cost of expenses biit,
plants and we sold out of them the she was pleased with the outcome.
first day." Funds raised at the Trenton sale will
Between herself and senior chapter be used to provide scholarships to'
advisor Bill Martin, Jones said she FFA seniors graduating from Trenton
thought one of them would be able Middle-High School in 2009.
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work the sale while the other taught
in the classroom, but she said the sale
stayed so busy that it took them both,
as well as their students to talk with
customers, accept money, and load
and unload plants.
Next year, Jones said she hopes to
add fruit trees to the Bell FFA plant
sale.
Fruit bearing trees were a hot com-
modity just down the road at the Tren-
ton FFA plant sale, where according


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passed in Trenton !
Trenton Police Chief Billy Smith
would like to alert local businesses '
that a counterfeit $20 was passed on
Tuesday at Smoker's Express conve-
nience store.
Smith said a counterfeit $20 was
last passed at Hungry Howie's in
Trenton six months ago.





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Page Three


Gary aAd Angie McKenzie of
Trenton shared this email with Cindy
Jo and me on the inconceivable mag-
nitude that Tim Tebow has had and
what he now has decided will be his
next-challenge. This is a great char-
acter story and just an example of
what can happen when people keep
their eye on the most important .point
in life.
Finishing Strong!
A true story shared by Tim Tebow
at the Fellowship of Christian Ath-
letes annual dinner on Thursday,
February 12, 2008. And, a follow up
story shared by Urban Meyer!
During the 2008 NCAA Football
Season the National Championship
University of Florida football team
faced many challenges.
Everyone remembers the passion-
ate speech quarterback Tim Tebow
delivered after the mid-season 1-
point loss to Mississippi. The team
morphed into a better, more cohesive
and stronger unit. The theme for the
team became FINISH STRONG!
During the 4th Quarter of the SEC
Championship game, facing the #1
Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide with-
out star running back/receiver Percy
Harvin and behind on the score-
board, Tim Tebow and the Florida
offensive team rallied on the side-
lines and passionately committed to
FINISH STRONG as they went out
and scored the winning touchdown in
dominating fashion. They FINISHED
STRONG!
During the 4th Quarter of the Na-
tional Championship game, facing
the #1 Ranked Oklahoma Sooners
and the most dominant high pow-
ered offense in the history of college
football, the defensive team...spe-
cial team'...and the Tebow led offen-'
sive team rallied on the sideline and
passionately committed to FINISH
STRONG as they went out and shut
down the Oklahoma offense and then
scored the winning touchdown to se-
cure the win.
Once again...they FINISHED
STRONG!
Tim Tebow spoke about those
games and compared them to the
game of life.
We face many opportunities to
make good decisions and to passion-
ately pursue many different goals
in life. Most of us pursue them pas-
sionately and many of us success-
fully achieve those goals. But when
we don't achieve those goals...are
you able to say that you FINISHED
STRONG?
In life, as we movetoward our des-
tination, are you .going to feel good.
about your answers,to-theffollowing,,
questions that ultimately are waiting
for you: Did you do enough? Did you
do too little? Did you finish strong?
The guy who wears number 15
and accessorizes with a 'red cape'
finished his testimonial after dinner


Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.087 ft. 1.957ft. 1.766 ft. 3.010ft.
Apr 2, 09 1:20 AM 8:20 AM 12:35 PM 6:21 PM
Fri 0.039 ft. 2.091 ft. 1.763 ft. 2.838 ft.
Apr 3, 09 2:48 AM 9:57 AM 2:25 PM 8:07 PM
Sat 0.0O37 ft. 2.329 ft. 1.442ft. 2.868ft.
Apr4, 09 4:10 AM 10:52 AM 4:07 PM 9:47 PM
Sun 0.006ft. 2.592 ft. 0.939ft.
Apr 5, 09 6:12 AM 12:29 PM 6:19 PM
Mon 3.001 ft. 0.030 ft. 2.848 ft. 0.425 ft.
Apr6, 09 12:04 AM 7:00 AM 1:00PM 7:13 PM
Tue 3.117ft. 0.133 ft. 3.075 ft. -0.010 ft. -
Apr7, 09 1:04 AM 7:39AM 1:27PM 7:58 PM
Wed 3.161 ft. 0.300ft. 3.256ft. -0.323ft.
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First Quarter: 4/2 9:35 AM-


Meet Your Neighbor


John's Comments
By John M. Ayers


with the following story:
A day or so before the national
championship game God touched his
heart with a message...Tim needed
to change the message on his black
eye liner that he wears when he is
playing. All year he had a reference
to Phillipians 4:13 on the eye liner
which represented the following:
I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me. He talked
to four or five others about switching
the message and everyone except his
parents told him not to do it because
they had been so successful all year
with the Phillipians 4:13. His par-
ents, Pam and Bob Tebow, support-
ed the change and Tim knew it was
the right thing to do. He played the
championship game with John 3:16
on the eye liner which represents
the following: For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlast-
ing life.
We all know the outcome of the
game, but the phone call that Tim re-
ceived a couple of days later when he
was back in Gainesville was nothing
short of unbelievable. Tim answered
his cell phone and it was the public re-
lations guy for the UF Football game.
He said, "You set a record." Tim
wondered what kind of record was he
talking about. "In the 24 hour period
from the start of the championship
game, JOHN 3:16 was Googled...93
MILLION times! No other topic had
ever been Googled that many times'
in a 24 hour period of time."
Follow up story from Urban Meyer,
Coach of the 2008 National Champi-
on University Florida football team:
As Coach Meyer was introduced
next, he looked out at the 400 attend-
ees and said, "How do you follow
that?" as he referred to Tim's testi-
monial.
Coach Meyer then shared a few
stories and then introduced his last
story with the following introduc-
tion: We all hear about the incredible
family Tim is a part of. With every-
thing going on in the world, you just
know there is no way Pam and Bob
Tebow can be as perfect as they are
made out to be.
I am here to tell you I witnessed the
most amazing conversation which is
the truest testimonial to how incred-
ibly good the Tebows truly are.
A few days after the championship
game I sat at a table in the back of the
Ballyhoo restaurant, with Tim, Pam
and Bob Tebow. It was just the four
of ,,us,and, I listened in amazement
as Tim's future about moving to'the
neaxt-level of. football vwas decided,,
Unbelievably, the NFL was never
once mentioned. Tim's dad started
the conversation by saying that Brett
Farve spoke about his faith and no
one ever listened. Here was a future
Hall of Fame quarterback and no one


Name: Aleta Sheffield
Lives: On the Gilchrist/Levy
County line, in "an area I deem
"Watsonville."
Family: Parents, Jackie and Cindi
Sheffield; sister, Rheba.
Works: At the Gilchrist County
Journal.
Likes of job: Being able to come
to work and "share information"
with the girls at the Journal; I just
love being in the know. Oh, and I
have the perk of seeing Miss Allie
Claire on a regular basis.
Dislikes of job: We get some crazy
phone calls. Also, in dealing with
the public, I have to be more politi-
cally correct than I would normally
be. That can be downright painful
for me at times.
Hobbies: Spending time with fam-
ily and friends, vacationing, read-
ing and writing.
Something not many people
know about you: I'm a bit of a
nut magnet. I'm convinced that
crazy people are drawn to me. It is
because of this that I witness some
of the craziest spectacles.


with the best opportunity to share the
word of God?
As you now know, playing his se-
nior year for the University of Florida
would be that choice.
And, is there any doubt about Tim's
passionate commitment to FINISH
STRONG?


Now afd 7Mie

By Carrie A. Mizell


With just 15 minutes and $5 you
can create the most simple Easter egg
project.
Now I know what you're think-
ing, no one has time, energy, money,
or the creativity to make something
spring-y, but let me just say up front
that I am no Martha Stewart and I


was able to make this.
I got the idea while walking
through Wal-Mart last week. I was
thinking over what I could put on the
gate leading up to our house. I knew
I wanted something other than the
same ol' stale, silk wreath that every-
one seems to put out at the first sign
of warm weather. I needed something
inexpensive and simple. Inspiration
hit when I saw a bag of bright plastic
eggs... 42 eggs for just $2! I snagged
a pack and dug out my craft wire
when I got home. If you don't have
any, you can pick up craft wire for
less than $2.
When I got home I dumped the eggs
out on the floor, and while I strung


The Shortest Verse In The Bible
(Kent Heaton)


One of the favorite passages among young children
learning to memorize scripture is John 11:35 "Jesus
wept." To memorize two words is very easy and if you
were required to say a memorization passage this is the
passage to be chosen (unlike Esther 8:9 which has ninety
words). I heard a preacher recently refer to John 11:35 as
the shortest verse in the Bible. This made me think of
something I found in my studies -1 Thessalonians 5:16
says, "Rejoice always." Of course, the term 'shortest' can
be defined either by shortest passage in words (two) or
shortest passage in syllables (John 11:35 has three; 1
Thessalonians 5:16 has four).
The Bible was not written with chapter/verse divisions.
As Moses penned the 'Pentateuch (first five books of the
Old Testament) he did not begin with Genesis 1:1. He
began in the Hebrew as "In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and
void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of. God was moving over the surface of the
waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there
was light ..." and so forth. When Paul wrote his epistles
found in the New Testament, they were letters written to
various churches and individuals. This is the pattern for all
of the books. There were various divisions within Isaiah,
Lamentations and of course Psalm 119 but the divisions
we are familiar with came later.
Stephen Langton' and Hugo de Sancto Caro established
the division of chapters between 1227 and 1248. The
Wycliffe English Bible of 1382 was the first Bible to use
this chapter pattern. The Hebrew Old Testament was
divided into verses by a Jewish rabbi by the name of
Nathan in A.D. 1448. Robert Estienne, who was also
known as Stephanus, was the first to divide the New


Testament into standard numbered verses, in 1555. The
Bible in chapter/verse division is of recent history.
The lesson I draw from this illustration is that often we
believe something that is not quite according to what the
Bible says. I know that whether John 11:35 is the shortest
verse in the Bible or not has nothing'to do with eternal
salvation, but the principle of how we come to certain
conclusions may have a bearing on such. There are many
"chimney corner scriptures" held fervently by people that
have no basis in Biblical truth. Phrases like "All men are
created equal ... An idle mind is the devil's workshop ...
Cleanliness is next to godliness ... Spare the rod and spoil
the child ... Give the devil his due ... Blood is thicker than
water ... Bread is the staff of life ... Familiarity breeds
contempt ... God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to
perform."
Many people hold fervently to the idea that Jesus was
born on December 25; wise men saw the baby Jesus in a
manger; Mary Magdalene was a. prostitute; Peter was a
"Pope"; salvation is by faith alone; join the church of your
choice; the early disciples worshipped with instrumental
music; the anti-Christ is a man with 666 on his forehead;
Jesus will return to earth to reign on David's throne;
Armageddon is a nuclear holocaust still yet to come ... and
so the list of myths abound.
,Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" (John 18:38). To
His disciples Jesus declared, "Sanctify them by Your truth.
Your word is truth" (John 17:17). Truth is what the Bible
says and what the Bible says alone. We must be diligent to
examine scripture and declare what the scriptures say in
truth. If it is not in the Bible, it is not truth. Our diligence
must be to speak only what the Bible speaks (1 Peter 4:11).


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693


Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com


them on a looong strand of craft
wire Allie played with the eggs. She
had such a good time popping them
open, -because you know they are so
cheaply made that even a 6-month-
old can open them (and they already
had small holes poked in them, which
made stringing them very easy).
Of course Allie put them in her
mouth...I tried not to think of all the
'Made in China' germs she was prob-
ably ingesting, and instead enjoy the
good time she was so obviously hav-
ing helping her momma!
Once I got the eggs strung, I draped
them on the gate to form an "M" be-
cause I love a monogram. I tied it
off with the same craft wire I used
to string the eggs on. My eggs were
dripping with Allie sugar by the time
I got them hung, but baby sugar is not
required for this simple craft project!
Okay, so no excuses! This is very
easy and fun for the kids to help with.
Besides, who doesn't need a punch of
color around their house in the form
of a plastic Easter egg?


Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
,March 25
'Lotto Drawing:
2-6-11-18-38-48
No winner of the $38 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
73 at $4,312
4-Digit Winners
4,150 at $61.50
3-Digit Winners:
82,742 at $4
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
4-0-7-0
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
4-3-4-6
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
3-8-8
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
7-5-9


Saturday
March 28
Lotto Drawing:
2-6-25-31-37-50
No winner of the $40 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
63 at $5,939
4-Digit Winners:
3,776 at $80.50
3-Digit Winners:
83,042 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
5-5-7-7
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
0-7-3-2
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
6-7-0
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
1-8-5


By Cindy Jo Ayers


When I stand in a long line at the
mall waiting to check out or when
John and I try to eat out in Gaines-
ville on a Friday night and wait an
hour and a half, I wonder if there is
a recession.
Last Monday night, March 23, I
attended the special workshop meet-
ing held by the Gilchrist County
School Board and was reminded that
the recession is all too real. The state
just doesn't have the money to give
t6 our schools.
It saddened me to learn that much
of the money we will get cannot be
used to pay teachers or staff. The sad
fact is the state and federal govern-
ment has tied the hands of our super-
intendent and school board members
by reducing and earmarking funds
to the point that it appears they are
going to have to let some very good
,teachers and staff members go.
It hurts my heart to think that any-
one will have to lose their job. But the
fact remains that our School Board
members and Superintendent Thom-
as will have to keep the doors of the
schools open and give our children
and grandchildren the best education
possible in these trying times.
The folks that run our schools have
been on my mind a lot since Mon-
day's meeting and I've been praying
for them.
You know, as I sat through that
meeting I realized how very lucky
we are in this county to have such
good people on our school board and
as our superintendent. We are so very


blessed to have people on the board
who truly care about our children
and their future. They are also very
concerned about any jobs that may be
lost due to the budget cuts.
I truly appreciate the job they are
doing and all the long sleepless nights
they have ahead of them.
-----------------
With Easter just around the comer
(April 12), I thought a ham recipe
would be timely.



1 6-to-7 pound spiral-sliced ham
1 16 oz. jar pineapple preserves
2 tablespoons freshly grated orange
zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place ham, cut side down in a large
pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour,
or until nicely browned. In a small
saucepan, heat preserves, zest, or-
ange juice, and cloves over low heat,
stirring frequently, until preserves are
melted. Set aside.
Remove ham from oven, turn over,
and brush outside with pineapple
glaze.
Return ham to the oven for 15 ad-
ditional minutes.
You can use this same glaze on a
regular ham but check the directions
on the label and bake accordingly.
Then remove it from the oven last 15
minutes of baking time and glaze as
above.


SRWMD Governing in development of their comprehen-
Board Meeting sive plans, land development regula-
Aoardeil ti ng -tions and grant management, admin-
April 14 istration of developments of regional
On Tuesday, April 14, '2009, the impact, local mitigation strategies,
Suwannee, River Water Management- :hazardous materials,, homeland secu-
DIstrict's Governing Board will meet 'rity- housing assistance programs and
at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquar- economic development. In addition.
teTs, Hwy. 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, the Council staffs the Metropolitan
Florida. The meeting is to consider Transportation Planning Organiza-
District business and conduct public tion for' the Gainesville Urbanized
hearings on regulatory and land ac- Area, the North Central Florida Lo-
quisition matters. cal Emergency Planning Committee,
A workshop will follow the board the North Central Florida Regional
meeting.. Hazardous Materials Response Team
All meetings, workshops, and hear- and The Original Florida Tourism
ings are open to the public. Task Force.
Valentine has been very active in
the organization over the past several
North Central Florida years. She has served as Vice-Chair,
Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Fi-
Regional Planning nance Committee and Program Com-
Council elects new chair mittee and a member of the Board
Madison Mayor Myra Valentine of Directors for fiye terms. She also
has been elected Chair of the North currently serves as a Council rep-
Central Florida Regional Planning resentative to the Florida Regional
Council. Valentine has served on the Council Association.
Council since 2001, representing the The Council's offices are located in
City of Madison as a local elected of- Gainesville. More information about
ficial. the Council can be found at ncfrpc.


The Council, whose members are
local elected officials and gubernato-
rial appointees, administers a variety
of state and federal programs for north
central Florida including Alachua,
Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Su-
wannee, Taylor and Union Counties.
Programs include development of the
Strategic Regional Policy Plan, tech-
nical assistance to local governments


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Favorite food: The Ivy House's
Crispy Chicken.
Favorite book: I'm not sure that
I could pick just one. I love The
Villa by Nora Roberts, The Divine
Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood by
Rebecca Wells, and all of Jen Lan-
caster's memoirs.
Future Plans: I will graduate
from college in May. I also plan
on spending as much time in Car-
rabelle as I possibly can this sum-
mer.


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heard his message.
Tim then said..."I can think of 93
million reasons why I would want
to stay in school and play my senior
year at the University of Florida."
That's how the decision was
made.
Which platform would provide Tim


Need Sign


Email keruk(&,bellsouth.net







GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


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v --- Gilchrist County
Woman's Club news
Bl ,' ,, . (S.A ,


Virginia Sue Ellen Prescott"
firginia Sue Ellen Prescott
celebrates her 1st birthday


Virginia celebrated her first birth-
day with family and friends on Tues-
day, March 31, 2009.
Virginia is the daughter of Penny
Prescott of Bell.
Her grandparents are Joe and Mary
Prescolt of Bell.
Her great-grandparents are Mackie
and the late Mildred Prescott of Bell


Happy Birthday wishes to Lou Fa-
son, April Akins, and Doug Johnson
on April 2, Brenda Shreve, Alene
Beck, Brooks Bullington, Billy Can-
non, and Brent Wiggins on April
3; Edd Biss, Sr., Sarah Weber, and
Quinn Kincaid on April 4; Amber
Baker, Paul Arrington, and Alan Biv-
ens on April 5; Grace Mikell Dunn,
and Heather Gay on April 6; Wayne
Cellon, Harriet Akins Read, and Bob


and Robert and Eilene Roach of Mid-
dleburg.
Her great-great-grandparents were
the late William and Lona Hall of
Bell and Vernon and Hazel Halstead
of Genoa, Illinois.
We want to thank everybody for
coming by and wishing Virginia a
Happy Birthday.


Schroeder on April 7; Cassandra
Gonzales, Aaron Bachle, Darlene
Schuler, Lee Davidson, and Candice
Gay on April 8.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Doug and Lisa Johnson on April 2;
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Floyd, and Mr.
and Mrs. Fritz Koerper on April 6;
Mr. and. Mrs. Jim Gonzales, Mr. and
Mrs. W.W. Welch, and Mr. and Mrs.
Leslie Coyer on April 7.


NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting on'Thursday, April 9,2009, at 3:30 p.m.
in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.


Pub. April 2,.2009b.


Charlotte Pederson
Program Administrator


The Gilchrist Woman's Club would like to thank all of Gilchrist Coun-
ty's "finest," the ladies of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department,
along with our fellow member, Cindy Slaughter, who all attended our
March meeting at our invitation. Thanks, ladies for being there and
joining in the fellowship!
"Come one, come all" to our next On a sad note, we would like to
monthly meeting of the Gilchrist express our condolences to the fam-
Woman's Club on Thursday, April 9, ily of Kim Weiss, who suddenly
at 7 p.m. That evening we will have passed away last week. She was
our traditional Mother/Daughter Din- very involved in the Relative Care-
ner, where we honor all the'graduat- Giver Program, and her caring and
ing senior girls from Trenton and enthusiasm will be greatly missed in
Bell, along with their proud mothers. this area. I was out of town this past
Bridget Richardson and her Welfare weekend when the annual Easter Egg
Committee will be in charge, and all hunt in Bell was held, an event that
the members are asked to contribute she was so involved in, but I hope
a covered dish. Call Bridget at (352) that it was a success (and dedicated
463-8187 to see what you need to to her memory), and that it will con-
bring, unless you've already signed tinue to be there for all her "kids" for
up. the coming years:.
Later in the month on Friday, April God Bless, Jean Troke
17, the annual Wild Beast Feast is Publicity Chairperson
being held again at the picturesque (352) 463-7075 or (352) 493-3539
Heaven's Gate Farm, where Suzy
DeChamplain so graciously offers *
her arena and property to help raise Fanning
funds for the local scholarships pro-
vided under the direction of the Gil-
christ County Educational Founda- t
asked to bake desserts and to serve
them throughout the evening. We
really need your help, gals, so call
Sharon Bard at (352) 213-0829 or r
(352) 935-0655, to let her know what a a u y, F
you can bring and for how long you
can volunteer. The whole county and
many others pitch in to make this a There will be
spectacular event, so ya'll come out There will be
as it's well worth the $30 donation! Prizes of bikes, Ea:
As we look forward to next month, izs ks,
we will have our full pork dinner Walk, food, and K-
fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, May wal ood,
8, at the G.W.C. Clubhouse from 11 /
a.m to 1:30 p.m. You will have the
option to eat at .the clubhouse, or take
it to go. Tickets are only $6 per plate, Held at Fanning
yhichinQludesa .djiok ,and dessert, ,
so we promise that you'll get your Bring ai
money's worth (and lt go hungry 4,, .4 .. ,..:


We are proud to announce our new
addition to our family. Joshua Colby
Loyd Gay was born in Holland on
February 18, 2009. He weighed nine
pounds, one ounce and was 21 inch-
es long. He is the son of Daniel C.
Gay, former resident of Trenton, and
Hamidah Gay of Heerhugowaard,
Holland.


Frank Wayne Hinkle, 6/16/1958,
and Bonnie Ann Kropolinsky,
11/14/1962, both of Bell.
David Michael' Shingleton,
6/29/1982, and Saidee Marie Wood,


springs Annual


Egg Hunt


pril 4 11am-2pi


Joshua joins two sisters Emily, 5,
and Wainka, 9.
His maternal grandparent is Thelea
Van Der Spek of Holland.
His paternal grandparents are Dan-
ny and Arlena Gay of Trenton. Pa-
ternal great-grandparent is Georgia
Langford of Trenton.


7/28/1988, both of Trenton.
Jacob Alan Hobbs, 9/7/1980, of
Chiefland, and Melissa Ann Waddell,
1/20/1988, of Bell.


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different age group Easter egg hunts.
ster baskets and other drawings. Free moon
show, playground and other activities for the
kids and adults to enjoy.

Springs Fort Fanning Historical Park

awn chair and enjoy the day.
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Joshua Colby Loyd Gay
&aby Gay


Gilchrist County marriage applications


"Ea4ter Holy Week"



We invite you to come and join us

at Turning Point Ministry

for Easter Holy Week

as we remember the

death and celebrate the resurrection

of Jesus Christ.










April 5 Palm Sunday Service 10:14 a.m.

April 9 Maundy Thursday 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

April 10 "Passion of Christ" movie 7:00 p.m.

April 12 "Son" Rise Service 6:45 a.m.

Easter Service 10:14 a.m.





umrinkg Point Ministr

16750 NW 60th Ave (CR 341)
Trenton, FL 32693

(352) 463-1882


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


i Churcl

The FAITHH van
coming to Bell
'This month the Catholic charities
W FAITHH van will be back in Bell at
. the clubhouse on Thursday, April 9.
' The day is a change from the past
5 month's Tuesday visit, but the cri-
teria for help remains simply need.
it Christ's love covers all of us.
Please continue to pray for this
wonderful country and our beautiful
county.
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Trenton United
Methodist Church
Sunrise Service
On Easter Sunday, April 12, the
i Trenton United Methodist Church
will be holding an Easter Sunrise
Service in front of their fellowship
hall at 7 a.m. The service will be
given by their Assistant Pastor, Terry
Knight. Following the service, the
Methodist Men will have a pancake
* and sausage breakfast in the Fellow-
ship Hall. Donations will be accepted
for the breakfast.
Everyone is invited to attend this
meaningful Sunrise Service. If you
would like more information, please
call the church office at 463-2877, or
. Janice Lee at 463-1391. Our church
is located at 203 N.E. 2nd Street.
Each Wednesday leading up to Eas-,
ter weekend, Mrs. Knight will lead a
Lenten Prayer Service at the church
. at 12:00 p.m.


h News


Hatchbend Apostolic
Church presents
"Emmanuel"
The Hatchbend Apostolic Church
proudly presents "Emmanuel" an
Easter drama. Our story begins in Je-
rusalem on the eve of the third day
from which Jesus was crucified.
Come join us for this special event
on April 10, at 7:30 p.m and April
11, at 6 p.m. Hatchbend Apostolic
Church is located at 503 SE Cephas
Liston Road in Hatchbend off of
Hwy. 349 in Lafayette County.
This unique and inspiring presen-
tation will feature our "Signs and
Wonders" Drama Team along with
a large church cast. Come and expe-
rience this Easter presentation -like
never before.
For more information call, .(386)
935-2806 or email us at highrpraise@
yahoo.com.


All around are the sights and
sounds of spring.., .flowers are bloom-
ing, grass is turning green, the birds
are singing...it's time to pack away
winter, open the windows and do a
little "spring cleaning!" This is also
a great idea when it comes to guard-
ing our hearts and protecting the rela-
tionships in our lives. We can all ac-'
cumulate some clutter that flat needs
to go! In Exodus 20:17, the Bible
points out one of those corners that
requires a periodical inspection:


Bethel A.M.E. Church to hold

BARBECUE DINNER FUNDRAISER
Friday April 3, 2009 11:15- ???


Ribs $7 Chicken $5.50


Combo $8 Drinks- $.60


Baked Beans/Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Bread, Banana Pudding (or cake)
Church located at 706 NW 4th Avenue in Trenton
Call-in Orders appreciated 463-0098 or 215-1433

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
" 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 .
M morning Worship ............................ .................... 10:30 a.m .
Evening W orship ................................ ................... 6:00 p.m .
'Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o ....................................... 6:45 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career.................. 7:00 p.m.
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First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brings Blessings"
Pastor Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
Keith McConnell Zane Salyers
Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:45 a.m. Sunday School Supper 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. Worship Awana 6:20 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Life University Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Adult Bible Study and Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Christian Life University
Connecting Your Life with God's Word
Divorce Care "Helping to Heal the Scars of Divorce"
Divorce Care 4 Kids "Helping Kids Deal with Divorce"
The Parenting Adventure "How to Prepare Your Kid For Life"
Crown Financial "True Financial Freedom"
The Way of The Master "Sharing the Gospel Like Jesus"
Teen Ministry Teams
Children's "His Kidz" Choir


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"You shall not covet your neigh-
bor's house. You shall not covet your
neighbor's wife, or his manservant
or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or
anything that belongs to your neigh-
bor."
To "covet" goes beyond simply ad-
miring what someone else has to the
point of resenting the fact they have
what you don't. We call this "envy."
Webster's defines envy as "jealous;
resentment that is aroused by anoth-
er's advantage or possessions. Ac-
cording to this definition, there are
two arenas for envy to rear its head:
possessions and/or the advantage or
position of others. A modern trans-
lation of this verse might sound like
this: Don't be jealous because some-
one has a bigger or nicer house than
you; don't wish you had your neigh-
bor's wife or kids, his job, income,
or any of his possessions... that can
definitely be easier said than done.
I don't remember ever wishing for
someone's ox or donkey, but their
new car.. .well that's another story!
The second part of our definition
reminds us that we can also become
envious of any advantage that we be-
lieve others may have over us. This
results in a "power struggle" that
shows up in our marriages, and we
will become controlling or discon-
nected; in our families where sibling
rivalry can become a real problem;
in our jobs where resentment can
grow into deep bitterness against a
co-worker or boss; and in our friend-


ships, which can end up destroyed.
One of the most dangerous things
about envy is that we usually won't
admit it... it has very close ties with
pride. According to Ephesians 5:19-
24, envy is included in the list of
acts of our sinful nature, and it gains
strength when we are insecure or un-
satisfied with what. we have or who
we are. Being secure and satisfied
comes from believing that we are who
God says we are (loved and valuable)
and accepting the plan that He has for
our life. Take time today for a little
spring "heart" cleaning: identify and
throw out any form of jealousy, and
practice being content! This is worth
our attention;.. because our hearts re-
ally do matter!
Blessings, Angie

Saint Phillips Lodge to
hold Easter egg hunt
We the Brothers and Sisters of
Saint Phillips Lodge #607 and Mil-
dred A. Smith Chapter #71 O.E.S. of
Chiefland, are inviting you to bring
your children age 13 and under to our
3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Our Eastei egg hunt this year will
take place in Trenton on April 11,
2009, at 12 noon until everything is
gone, at the city park located beside
the county courthouse.
There will be lots of food, drinks,
and prizes. It will be an honor to give
something back to the community of
Trenton, ,


New Life
Assembly of God
9579 US-129 S Trenton, Florida
463-7004
You can make a difference!


Services:
Sunday School
Praise & Worship/KidZone
Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service &
"The Place" (Youth)


Pastor:
7 pm Don & Jerri Lunsford


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


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Trenton Communit9 Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light d 5'R-26)

10:50 a.m. Suncda Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+6)-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH SBo
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................ 9:45 AM
MORNI WORHI ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM

PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"

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


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

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


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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.

?astor Jerry Milton Youth Director Josh Dease
www. oriscillaatbell. ore


Commander Clement Lindsey presenting speaker Van Seagraves a
Certificate of Appreciation.

John Hance O'Steen

Camp 770 news
The John Hance O'Steen Camp 59 percent. In 1862, the 2nd Regi-
,770 of the Sons of Confederate ment listed 1,185 officers and men;
Veterans held their monthly meet- 5th Regiment listed 1000 officers and
ing at the Bell Community Center inen; 8th Regiment listed 950 officers
on March 17. The speaker, Mr. Van and men. On April 9, 1965, the 2nd
Seagraves, is the Curator for the Mu- Regiment surrendered with 7 officers
seum of Southern History in Jack- and 59 men; 5th Regiment surren-
sonville. Mr. Seagraves spoke on dered with 6 officers and 47 men; the
i the Florida Confederate Soldiers at 8th Regiment surrendered with 4 of-
Gettysburg. He talked about one of ficers and 28 men. The Florida boys
our own men from Gilchrist County, did their duty for the Cause.
Colonel David Lang. Colonel Lang Camp 770's next meeting will be
led the Florida Brigades, 2nd, 5th, April 21, and the speaker will be Mr.
and 8th Regiments into the battle on Larry Skinner also from Jackson-
July 2 and 3 with heavy loss of men. ville. He will be speaking on "J.J.
The 2nd Regiment loss was 42 per- Dickerson."The meeting starts at 7
cent, 5th Regiment loss was 35 per- p.m. and everyone is invited.
cent, and the 8th Regiment loss was Clement Lindsey
7th Brigade Commander.


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"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed.* 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-20
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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Bronson gives Tigers
a fit
By Brandon McElroy
To say the least, the Tigers are in
a slump. On Tuesday, the Bronson
Eagles decided they were going to
make a statement in the Jungle that
they could hang' with the Tigers. The
mindset the Tigers had coming into
this game was "it's just Bronson;"
and that's the mindset a team will
have if they want to get beat. When it
comes to baseball, you can't overlook
or look down upon any team, because
anyone can be beaten.
The Eagles jumped out on the Ti-
gers with a 2-0 early lead, and this
just devastated the Tigers. As of late,


the Tigers act like they've never
played baseball before and just can't
seem to hit the ball! If it weren't for
Bronson's errors and pitching mis-
takes (walks and hitting batters) the
measly 6 hits the Tigers did have
would not have gotten the job done.
Also, another statistic that seems
to be biting the Tigers in the rear is
walks. The Tigers allowed 6 more
walks in this matchup, and 3 of the
6 that got on base scored. The Tigers
seem to think if they get behind early,
they can't win the game, but this is
the reason and point behind playing
7 inning baseball games. The Eagles
were just plainly and simply out-hus-
tling the Tigers all night long and it
almost cost them a district loss! Al-


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 16, 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.


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Program Administrator,


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a successful fundraiser. To all
s and family who purchased
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though the Tigers played a little loose
in the beginning, they seemed to
tighten up just enough in the 5th in-
ning to score one more run than' the
Eagles did. Towards the last couple
innings, the Tigers bowed their necks
and came after the Eagles realizing
that they could be beat by "just",
Bronson. Bronson had one more hit
than the Tigers, but the Tigers refused
to lose this close game.
The Tigers came together as a team
finishing off Bronson for the last time
during the regular season. The final
score to this listless game was your
Trenton Tigers 8 and the Bronson
Eagles 7. Justin Alvarez played his
role as leadoff batter extremely well
for the Tigers as he went 2 for 3 at the


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plate and drove in 2 runs!
The Tigers have 7 regular season
games left, 3 of which are district
games. Where the league is now, the
Tigers are currently 3rd and seeking
out a higher seed. If you have not
been to one of Trenton's baseball
games this season, it's not too late!
Don't miss out on the grand atmo-
sphere of high school baseball! Come
on out and support these young men
of Gilchrist County!


Gilchrist All-County
Band Concert April 18
Band Directors Sara Gover and
Stacey Trenteseaux from Bell and
Trenton High Schools would like to
cordially invite you to come to the
Gilchrist All-County Band Concert.
The concert will be on Saturday,
April 18, in the Bell High School
Auditorium at 2 p.m. Admission is
free to the public.
The Gilchrist All-County Band is
made up of both Bell and Trenton's
finest musicians. The Gilchrist All-
County Band can be dated back all
the way to 1993, so it is in its 16th
year!
Our guest conductor this year is Dr.
David Plack from Florida State Uni-
versity's College of Music, one of the
nation's top music schools. Dr. Plack
is the Director of Athletic Bands and
serves as a wind band conductor, mu-
sic education faculty, and Co-Direc-
tor for the Florida State University
Marching Chiefs. Dr. Plack holds a
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music
Education, and Doctor of Philosophy
of Music Education all from the Flor-
ida State University College of Mu-
sic. Prior to collegiate teaching, he
taught for seven years at Vero Beach
High School in Vero Beach, Florida.
Ms. Sara Gover is especially look-
ing forward to this year's All-County
band because Dr. Plack was her High
School Band Director!
Please come and support our won-
derful band programs!
Sara Gover
Gilchrist All County Coordinator
Bell High School
Director of Bands


Last Thursday night, the town of
Bell shone bright with a red carpet
full of stars.
Celebrating the annual book fair,
students and teachers came to per-
form in a talent show and bring their
families to the book fair.
Upon entering, guests were di-
rected to the ticket booth and from
there to the red carpet complete with
paparazzi. They then went into the
transformed Bell Elementary cafete-
ria for the show. Around 250 people
attended the event which had singers,
dancers, karate demonstrations, and
yes... even a unicyclist! There were
about 35 entertainers in all.
The best part of the show for some,
however, wasn't on the stage. "I en-


joyed watching the look on the chil-
dren's faces," said Mrs. Estelle Rog-
ers, one of the event's coordinators.
"The kids in the front row looked
in awe at the people performing on
stage."
All the -proceeds from the event
went to reading programs in the Bell
Elementary Library. The money will
be spent on everything from books
and Accelerated Reader tests to priz-
es and incentives for reading in the
library.
"The kids and teachers did a won-
derful job," said Mrs. Pat Hodge,
school librarian and the event's other
coordinator. "It was a very fun night.
We're already thinking about next
year."


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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From April 2, 2009 to April 8, 2009
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL ELEMENTARY
4/2 PTA Shirt Sale
4/3 PTA Shirt Sale
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
4/2 State HOSA Competition @Orlando,FL.
4/2 TBA Varsity baseball mid-season Tourney @Trenton
4/3 State HOSA Competition @Orlando,FL.
4/3 TBA Varsity baseball nmid-season Tourney @Trenton
4/3 TBA Varsity softball Lady Bulldog Invitational @BHS
4/3 3:00pm Track meet vs/Chiefland @Chiefland
4/4 State HOSA Competition @Orlando,FL.
4/4 TBA Varsity softball Lady Bulldogs Invitational @BHS
4/4 6:30-10:30pm Military Ball @Gainesville,FL.
4/5 State HOSA Competition @Orlando, FL.
4/6 7:00pm Athletic Booster meeting @Akins
4/7 3:30pm Track meet vs/Lafayette @Lafayette
4/7 4:00pm JV baseball game vs/Dixie County @BHS
4/7 5:00pm MS softball game vs/Bronson @BHS
4/7 7:00pm Varsity baseball game vs/Dixie County @BHS
4/7 7:00pm Varsity softball game vs/Bronson @BHS
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3/30-4/1- Suwanee Rive'r Fair Days- No School
4/2 Students return
4/6 2:45-4:00-, . Signsanguage 3-4thagraders :- -m: ..
4/7 2:45-4:00 Sign Language 1-2nd graders
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
4/2 Thursday- Students Return
4/2 Safe Surf Presentation Auditorium
4/2 Middle School Field Day
4/3 HS Field Day
4/3 Applications for Academy entrance due
4/3 3:30 Track meet at Chiefland Chiefland
4/3 4:00 JV G SB v Hawthorne Hawthorne
4/3 4:30 Dress Rehearsal for Gilchrist Idol Talent Competition Auditorium
4/3 7:00 V G SB v. Hawthorne Tiger Field
4/4 8:00 am ACT test Cafeteria
4/4 5:00 Gilchrist Idol Competition Auditorium
4/7 Cap and Gown and Buddy Picture day
4/7 10:00 School Board meeting Board meeting room
4/7 4:00 JV B BB v. Branford Tiger Field
4/7 V G SB at Chiefland Chiefland
4/7 7:00 V B BB v. Branford Tiger Field


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Danielle Holstein, and Amanda Gargano.

Bell FFA Hits the Hill


Submitted by Bill Martin
Six active members of the Bell
Sr. FFA chapter went on a trip with
their Ag advisor Bill Martin to the
State Capitol in Tallahassee on
March 25.
Lucas Wilsori, Brendan Sites, Da-
vid Kirkland, Kaitlin Martin, Dani-
elle Holstein, and Amanda Gargano
went to gain support from their state
representatives along with 161 other
FFA members from across the state.
Along with meeting our state
representative Debbie Boyd, the
students received the opportunity


Bell Band celebrated
Music in Our Schools
Month
This week TRI-M music honors
society students helped make March,
Music in Our Schools Month, come
alive for Bell High School. Each
morning theentire school was invited
to play "Guess that mystery sound"
where two TRI-M students played
,their instruments over announce-
ments, and students who guessed
correctly won a prize!
In Ms. Gover's classroom, each
:,day students did extra interesting
lessons. Monday, students learned
about Lowell Mason, the gentleman
'responsible for putting music in our


to tour the old capitol, learn about
Florida's history, visit the Florida
Museum of Natural History, and lis-
ten to various speakers. They were
also introduced to Charles Bronson,
the commissioner of Agriculture.
During their trip they lobbied for
support from their representative
concerning agriculture education.
They also toured the Department
of Education and came home with'
more knowledge on how to pass a
bill and how the political system
works.


schools. Tuesday, students learned
about different "funny" sounds they
can make on their instrument, such
as Multiphonics, where you play one
pitch and hum another at the same
time. They also learned how to flutter
tongue and circular breathe. Wednes-
day, students played a rhythm clap-
. ping game. Student' aids/TRI-M
President and Vice President Erica
Dahlgren and Kristen Burke helped
with this feat. Students went through
rounds where they pulled a rhythm
out of a bag and clapped it. If done
correctly, they went on to the next
round, each round becoming harder
than the next. Thursday, students
were rewarded with a Music Celebra-
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sing star, guitar hero and note twister
were brought and played while other
students brought in music themed
food such as "whole notes" (donuts),
"Notaindue" (Mountaindue), etc.
Also this month students were asked
to compete in an essay contest called
"What music means to me." The win-
ning essay was by junior percussion-
ist Kayla Gurule. "My perception is
that music is extraordinary! Music is
all around us; we just take in as much
as we require. Music has been my life
long playmate, my friend and my ref-
uge. Music is the universal language
of mankind! I fall asleep every night
to the overture of life, and I wake ev-
ery morning hoping to hear it twice."


Bell Middle/High School
PTA to meet
Our next meeting will be April 13
in the Media Center at 7 p.m.
We will be discussing scholarship
amounts, and we will be nominating
new officers for the next school year.
So please feel free to join us in our
meeting. We need your input on these
decisions.
Thank you
Dena Griffith
PTA president


Tiger pups add 2 more
W's to their win column!
by Brahdon McElroy
The Tiger pups have been trying
all season long to hold their opponent
to 0 runs, and this week their goal
finally became reality. On Monday,
the Tiger pups faced the Newberry
Panthers for the last meeting of the
season. Since the Varsity had no
game scheduled for later that night,
the Tiger pups were awarded by play-
ing underneath the lights in the Jun-
gle! The pitching was magnificent as
pitchers Corbin Wiggins and Hunter
Williams allowed only 1 hit for the
entire course of the game! Wiggins
and Williams were the first pitchers
on the Junior Varsity squad to throw
a game and have only 1 walk a piece!
Also, between the two pitchers there
was a total of 11 strikeouts in 5 in-
nings!
The Tiger pups brought them up in
the first inning and were able to start
out with the lead. It seems like when
the Tiger pups start out with the lead,
they are more likely to come out of
the game victorious rather than if they
lollygag around and get behind early.
Brandon Stone came up big this game
as he drove in 2 runs and picked the
Tiger pups up in the bottom of the 5th
with a double. The Tiger pups scored
a total of 8 runs off 8 hits.and were
able to hold their opponents runless;


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Early Saturday morning, March
14, several Trenton Safety Patrol
members came out to sell mulch.
These patrol members sold mulch
to raise money for their field trip to
Tallahassee in May. The patrols and


. and as the deal goes, if the Tiger pups
hold their opponent to 0 runs, Coach
Todd Bryant runs a mile! The Final
score to this fun game was your Tiger
pups 8 and the Newberry Panthers 0.
For the final game of the week,
and the last game before fair break,
the Tiger pups had to overcome the
audacity of the St. Francis Wolves.
Unlike the previous game, this game
was very nerve racking and kept you
on the edge of your seat for the entire
7 innings. The first time these two
teams met, the Tiger pups really took
it to the Wolves with 14 hits scoring
16 runs, ten-run-ruling the Wolves in
5 innings. The Tiger pups struck first
in the 2nd inning by scoring 2 runs.
After scoring these two runs, they
must have gotten complacent, be-
cause the effort they showed was not
their full potential. The Wolves came
back in the 4th to take the lead by
scoring 5 runs off 4 hits. In the bot-
tom of the 4th, the Tiger pups were
only able to muster up 2 more runs,
which meant the Wolves still led the
game by 1 run. The Tiger pups really
buckled down after the 4th inning
and never gave up another run, but
scored 6 more for themselves. The
Tiger pups put the bat on the ball 11
times and scored a total of 10 runs!
The Tiger pups' pitching is also get-
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TES Safety Patrol mulch sale a success


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which helped make the sale a huge
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Toni Wilkerson of Bell is proudly showing off her Suwannee River
near record Redbelly she caught on March 20. This fish was just
over 12 inches with a 10" girth and weighed 1 1/2 pounds. The
Florida Conservation and Wildlife Commission is awarding Mrs.
Wilkerson a certificate for her catch. Congratulations!


North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, March 25, 2009, were this week
427, last week 643 and last year 499.
Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00 to
3.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers
firm. Feeder and replacement cows
firm. 24 percent slaughter cows, 9
percent slaughter bulls, 28 percent
feeder steers, 10 percent feeder Hol-
stein steers, 19 percent feeder heifers
under 600 pounds, 6 percent over,
and 5 percent feeder and replacement
cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1265-1435 (1345) 49.00-'
55.50 (53.33); 1635-2195 (1829)
48.00-54.00 (51.58).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 825-1185 (1081) 47.00-55.50
(50.88); 875-950 (920) 42.00-45.00
(43.29) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1075-1450
(1278) 57.50-64.00 (61.09); 1565-


1925 (1791) 65.50-69.50 (66.88);
1565-1965 (1765). 70.00-72.50
(71.39) high dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 260-285 (272) 119.00-
130.00 (124.25); 300-335 (323)
114.00-127.00 (118.02); 365-375
(372) 110.00-121.00.(113.95); 420-
445 (435) 99.00-107.00 (103.83);
S455-495 (474) 95.00-104.00 (98.93);
510-545 (522) 98.00-102.00 (99.65);
565-595 (569) 94.00-97.00 (94.99);
605-645 (625) 84.00-91.00 (87.39);
650-665 (655) 83.00-87.00 (85.00).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 260-285 (277)
115.00-117.00 (116.37); 305-345
(328) 88.00-105.00 (96.07); 360-395
(372) 95.00-103.00 (98.22); 405-435
(425) 88.00-97.00 (90.86); 460-480
(473) 87.00-94.00 (89.27); 565-585
(575) 84.00-86.00 (84.98).
Feeder Holstein Steers and Bulls
Large 3-4: 265-270 (267) 48.00-
51.00 (49.79); 370-395 (382) 48.00-
53.00 (51.62).
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Bring taste to your
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Fajoa or "Pineapple Guava" is an
evergreen shrub that will grow up to
8 to 10 feet tall. It has a waxy flower,
white outside, petals dark red inside,
showy red stamens, and has dense
grey-green foliage. Pineapple gua-
vas will produce oval, grayish, green
fruits from 1 to 4 inches long, and
have soft, sweet to bland pulp, with
flavor somewhat like pineapple.
The plant is salt tolerant, and
doesn't need a lot of water. You can
train the plant for hedge, or a showy
ornamental shrub. Blooms will ap-
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years, and fruit in five or six years.
Light fertilizer is needed two times
per year, in early spring and late sum-
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partial shade.
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AARP news


On Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's
Day, AARP held its regular monthly
meeting at the Trenton Community
Center.
Justin Jones presented a very inter-
esting program on the care and use
of fire extinguishers. We all learned
a great deal about those "little red
cylinders" that most of us have in
our homes. He also reminded us to
check the gauge and be sure that it is
still pressurized. He told us that if we
would like to bring our extinguisher
into his shop, he is usually around
on Thursday and said that he would
be glad to inspect it, personally, and
show you how to use it.
The tables and the entire hall were
decked out in "Irish Green" which
made the 71 members and guests,
who were also dressed in green, feel
like they were in Ireland.
Bakery goods were distributed by
the Senior Food Pantry and we col-
lected two boxes of Can In Hand for
the pantry.
Omni Home Care representatives
did blood pressure checks for all.
Shiela Frierson and her sister Susan
Lamb told us a little about the many.
services that are offered by them and
covered by Medicare.
The meeting was adjourned at 12
o'clock and a delicious lunch was
served by the Hospitality Commit-
tee.
The April 21 meeting, which will
be a picnic with entertainment, will
be held at Otter Springs at 10:30 a.m.
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Florida Crackers Chapter of

the Florida Trail Association

schedules April activities


The Florida Crackers Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association invites
the public to join in our April hiking
activities. ,
Each Tuesday Mitch Sapp (353-
332-2065, sapp2006@cox.net) will
lead hikes on various trails in north
Florida. Each Thurs during March
Dot Morrison (352-377-7537 dot-
lesslou@aol.com) will lead hikes,
at San Felasco Hammock Preserve
State Park or other location. Exact
locations are sent via email a few
days prior to each hike. Contact
Mitch or Dot to be included in their
email lists.
The Florida Crackers Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association will


have their monthly chapter meeting
on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
at Brasington's Adventure Outfitters,
2331 NW 13th Street in Gainesville.
Visitors welcome. For more informa-
tion contact chapter chairman David
Costakis (352-373-0028, costakis@
cox.net).
For all FTA events please contact
the activity leader prior to the event
in case there is a change in the time
or location, a limit in the number
of participants, and to sign up. To
learn more about the Florida Trail
Association and the Florida Crackers
chapter and its. activities, visit our
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By John M. Ayers
A Williston man was driving a
Mercury Sable south on Northeast
180th Avenue Monday morning
around 10:35 when he failed to yield
at the intersection of NE 180th Ave.
and Alternate US 27, 1 mile west of
Williston. The Florida Highway Pa-
trol reported the driver of the Mer-
cury was killed when he drove into
the path of an oncoming vehicle that
swerved to miss the car.
Louis C. Jensen, 87, was driving
a 2000 Mercury Sable southbound
on NE' 180th Avenue when he drove
into the path of a 2005 Honda Odys-
sey driven by Virginia L. Lane, 77,
of Williston. Mrs. Lane was reported
to have taken evasive action steer-
ing her vehicle into the left hand lane


Gilchrist County Health
Department hosts Eat
Better, Move More
Series
How often have you started an ex-
ercise program only to lose motiva-
tion? Do you find the thought of join-
ing a gym intimidating? If you want
to be more active, but don't quite
know how, a new local program can
show you how to get started and help
encourage you to stay on track. The
Gilchrist County Health Department
is pleased to announce its partnership
with the Suwannee River Area Health
Education Center in offering Eat Bet-
ter, Move More. This program is de-
signed specifically for older adults to
give therm the skills needed to make
changes in diet and exercise.
Eat Better, Move More was created
by the National Policy and Resource
Center on Nutrition and Aging at
Florida International University. The
twelve-week program consists of
mini-talks on nutrition and walking.
Nutrition mini talks will emphasize
the benefits of eating more fruits and
vegetables, the relationships of dairy
foods to bone health, the importance
of dietary fiber, and sensible por-
tion sizes for older adults who are


in an attempt to miss the oncoming
vehicle. The front right side of the
Honda struck the driver's side door
of the Mercury as the two vehicles
turned counter clockwise together.
The vehicles came to final rest facing
in a westerly direction in the paved
median of Alternate US 27.
The driver of the Honda Odyssey
had Marvin F. Lane, 80 of Williston
as a passenger in the vehicle during
the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Lane were
reported to have been wearing their
seatbelts at the time of the accident
and received minor injury.
The Florida Highway Patrol in-
vestigator Corporal GD Potter and
Trooper J Gikas reported there were
no violations or charges assigned in
this accident.


overweight. The Program uses step
counters to encourage older adults to
take more steps each day. There are
mini-talks on stretching, movement,
walking in all weather, and healthy
weight.
Classes will be held every Wednes-
day for twelve weeks at the Gilchrist
County Public Library from 2 p.m.
to 3 p.m. Classes began on March
25, but there is still room for those
who would like to attend. Classes
are free. If you would like to attend
or need more information about the
classes, please call (352) 463-3120 to
register.


Three North Florida
properties designated as
Century Pioneer Family
Farms
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced that three North
Florida properties have qualified for
recognition as Century Pioneer Fam-
ily Farms. Recognition in this pro-
gram means the families have main-
tained continuous ownership of the
property for at least 100 years.
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"These families have been able
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banization of Florida," Bronson said.
"That is a great tribute to the many
generations of these families."
The William and Faye Gable prop-
erty is currently in row crops and
cattle production, and has been used
for cotton and swine production in
the past. The Johnson Homestead has
been used for row crops and cattle,
and is now used for tomato and tim-
ber production. The Johnsons have
a family tradition of grinding sugar
cane for cane syrup every Thanks-


giving. M&S Farms, owned by Myra
Phillips Hurst, is used for pasture,
hay and cattle, and also has the Dry
Creek Grits Mill located on the prop-
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"Tharp Mill."
Since the program began 26 years
ago, 152 family farms have received
the Century Pioneer Farm designa-
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the Florida Department of Agricul-
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Lori Summers, Patsy Turner, Nancy Clark, and Janet Langford
prepared all the fixin's for the Baked Potato Sale.

Bake d Potato fundtraiser
Due to the economy, some of the Trenton Elementary Staff decided
to. have a baked potato fundraiser on March 25th to raise money for the
Gilchrist County Fair Boosters. There was some worry that the Gilchrist
County students may not have people bid on their livestock projects, or
make as much as they had in previous years.
By charging $5 for the baked potatoes, Trenton Elementary was able
to raise $460 for the Gilchrist County Fair Boosters. The response from
the people around town was so great that they had to turn down orders
because they ran out of potatoes.


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Mr. Foster Arrington
Mr. Foster Arrington
Mr. Foster Arrington, 87, of
Chiefland, passed away on March 25,
2009, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-
Counties in Chiefland.
Born in Trenton, he has been here
his lifetime. He was a farmer and en-
joyed fishing, hunting and working in
his woodshop. He served his country
in the US Army during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Clara Lorene Arrington.
He is survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Jeannie and Alan Gilbert
of Chiefland; and grandchildren, Tif-
fany, Sable, and Carroll Jo Gilbert all.
of Chiefland.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Pine
Grove Baptist Church in Trenton
with Brother Greg Douglas, Brother
Emanuel Harris and Brother Ricky
Whitley all officiating. Visitation
was held on Saturday at the funeral
home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mr. Arrington's memory
to Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties,
311 NE 9th St. Chiefland, FL 32626
or to Pine Grove Baptist Church
Building Fund, 16655 NW CR 339,
Trenton, FL 32693.
Arrangements are under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301
N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland.


On-line condolences may be sent
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Mrs. Peggy Lou Cobb
Mrs. Peggy Lou-Cobb, 68, of Old
Town passed away on Friday, March
27, 2009, at Shands at AGH.
Mrs. Cobb moved to Old Town
from Charleston, West Virginia, her
birthplace, in 1989. She worked in
the restaurant business for many
years but her devotion was to her
family.
She is survived by sons, James
Cobb, Jr. and Wallace Cobb both of
Old Town; daughters, Della Haynes
of Old Town, Ellen Webb of Cross
City, and Nancy Cobb of Old Town;
brother, William Martin of Charles-
ton, West Virginia; sister, Mildred'
Stackhouse of Old Town; 13 grand-
children and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 4 p.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Reverend Cecil Hysmnith
officiating.
Arrangements have been ,placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


Montine Clyatt Kuzma
Mdntine Clyatt Kuzma, 88, of
Gainesville, passed away March 27,
2009, in Gainesville.
She was born in Otter Creek to
Montgomery and Leone Clyatt. She
served her country in the US Navy,
was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts,
member of the Little Women of
Gainesville, a graduate of Chiefland
High School and in the Basketball
Hall of Fame. Mrs. Kuzma was an
avid sports fan, enjoying tennis,
bridge, swimming, skiing and the
Florida Gators. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church
in, Chiefland and Trinity Methodist
Church of Gainesville.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, John Kuzma.
She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Dee Ann and Fred
Calhoun of Williamsburg, Virginia;
niece, Monty Maddox Marchant of


Gainesville; and great-niece Mary
Hope of Archer.
Graveside services were held
on Monday, March 30, 2009, at
Chiefland Cemetery on SR 345 in
Chiefland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mrs. Kuzma's memory to
Hospice of the Nature Coast, 201 NE
1st Ave., High Springs, FL 32643 or
the First United Methodist Church of
Chiefland, PO Box 1086, Chiefland,
FL 32644
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.
On-line condolences may be sent
through our website at www.hiers-
baxley.com.


Mr. Robert J. "Rob"
Robertson
Mr. Robert J. 'Rob" Robertson,
68, of Cedar Key and Big Canoe,
Georgia, passed away on March 27,
2009, in Cedar Key.
Mr. Robertson was born in
Chicago, Illinois, and he has been
in Cedar Key for 4 years. He was
Administrator of Special Education
for Goshen, Indiana school systems.
Mr. Robertson consulted for the
Special Education Program for the,
State of Indiana for several years.
He graduated from Goshen High
School and earned a masters degree
from Indiana State University. He
was a docent at the Cedar Key
Historical Society and member
of the Cedar Key Lions Club. He
received the Sagamore of Wabash
Award, presented by the Governor
for Outstanding Accomplishment.
He had a love for life and the people
around him and he enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Robertson was a devoted
husband, father, and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his sis-
ter, Carol Beifuss.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila
Robertson of-Cedar Key, daughters,
Darcy (Robert) Griffin of Indianapo-
lis, Indiana, Renee (Robert) Maddux
of Roswell, Georgia; son, Jason Rob-
ertson of Indianapolis, Indiana; and
sister, June Vannoster of Goshen, In-
diana; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on
Monday, March 30, 2009, at the Ce-
dar Key Lions Club. Visitation was
held on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at
the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Cedar Key Historical
Society, 7070 D Street Cedar Key,
FL 32625
Arrangements are under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service, 1301
N. Young Blvd in Chiefland. On-line
condolences may be sent through our
website at.ww\ hiers-baile\ com.


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Mr. Ernest Sullivan
Mr. Ernest Sullivan, 78, passed
away on Friday, March 27, 2009 at
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Lockhart,
Alabama on May 7, 1930, to Jeremiah
and Sallie Sullivan. He was a lifelong
resident of Trenton, a farmer, and a
member of the Full Gospel Outreach
Church.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Barbara Sullivan.
He is survived by three daughters,
Hope (Mitch) Hodge of Trenton,
Lisa (Mikel) Gainey of Cross City,
and Carolyn (Tony) Crews of Tren-
ton; a son, Ernie (Gail) Sullivan of
Chiefland; a brother, Billy (Joyce)
Sullivan of Tampa; a sister, Peggy
(Eddie) Carr of Texas; ten grandchil-
dren, and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on
March 31, 2009, at the chapel at Wat-
son Funeral Home with Pastor Mike
Whistler and Pastor John Miller offi-
ciating. Visitation was held on Mon-
day, March 30, 2009, at Watson Fu-
neral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street,
Chiefland, FL 32696.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Mrs. Margaret M.
Swanwick
Mrs. Margaret M. Swanwick, 66,
of Chiefland passed away on March
28, 2009, at Ayers Health and rehab
in Trenton.
She was born in Gainesville and
has been in this area her lifetime.
She was a retired surgery technician,
a Gator fan, and an honorary mem-
ber of the Crane Bay Hunting Club
in Cross City.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Robert Swanwick, Sr., and
daughter, Dawn Quilling.
She is survived by her daughters,
Reba Crockett of Chiefland, Robin
Russell and Diane Miller, both of
Tampa; sons, Robert Swanwick, Jr.
of Chiefland, and Howard Pobey
of Michigan; brother, Jerry Dortch;
grandson, Greg Quilling of Orlando,
14 grandchildren, and many great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services' were held on
Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Visita-
tion was held on Tuesday, March 31,
2009, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in Mrs. Swanwick's memory to
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties,
311 NE 9th St, Chiefland, FL 32626
or to Ayers Health and Rehab Center,
606 NE 7th ST, Trenton, FL 32693.
Arrangements are under the. care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in


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be sent through our website at www.
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Mr. Robert Edward
Trudell
Mr. Robert Edward Trudell, 63, of
Bell passed away at his home on Sat-
urday, March 21, 2009.
Mr. Trudell was bom in St. Peters-
burg on July 4, 1945. He moved to
Bell from Brooksville in 1996. He
was the owner and operator of Qual-
ity Cement Finishing and Profession-
al Pool Finishes. Mr. Trudell enjoyed
hunting, fishing and taking cruises.
He is survived by his wife, Diana
Trudell of Bell; son, Mark (Kim)
Trudell of Brooksville; daughter,
Deanna (Scott) Holley of Bell, Mary
Trudell of Trenton; brothers, Orville
Trudell of Gulfport, Arthur Trudell of
Brooksville, Larry Trudell of Shreve-
port, Louisiana, and John Trudell of
Tennessee; and grandchildren, Lo-
gan, Hunter, Eli and Jenna.
A memorial service was held at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
on Thursday, March 26, 2009, with
Leonard Norman officiating.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


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Page Eleven


'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
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.
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b OFFICE OF THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS,
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
' NOTICE OF INTENT
TO DESIGNATE SENIOR
p MANAGEMENT POSITIONS FOR
THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT
1 SERVICE CLASS DIVISION OF
S RETIREMENT
p Notice is hereby given by the Office
P of the Superintendent of Schools, School
p District of Gilchrist County, Florida, of
' intent to designate one (1) position to be
included in the Senior Management Ser-
vice Class. Superintendent of Schools
are local agency employers- permitted to
Designate positions to the Senior Manage-
ment Service Class. Up to.10 nonelective
full-time positions may be designated for
each local agency employer reporting to
the Department of Management Services;
for local agencies with 100 or more regu-
larly established positions, additional
! nonelective full-time positions may be
designated, not to exceed 1 percent of
the regularly established positions within
the agency. Each position so designated
must be a non-elective managerial or
policymaking position filled by an em-
9 ployee who is not subject to a continuing
contract and is serving-at the pleasure of
I the local agency employer, without Civil
Service protection and is also the head of
an organizational unit or a position with
responsibility to effect or recommend
personnel, budget, expenditure, or policy
decisions in his or her areas of responsi-
bility. The Superintendent of Schools,
School District of Gilchrist County, Flor-
ida has determined to include the follow-
ing position: Director of Educational Ser-
vices. Any person having an objection to
this designation should contact the Office
of the Superintendent of Schools, School
District of Gilchnst. County, Florida, at
310 N \V llth. Avenue, Trenton. Florida
32693,,(352)463-3200. This publication'
is made pursuant to Chapter 50, F.S.
Is/ Don Thomas
DON THOMAS,
Superintendent of Schools
School District of Gilchrist
County, Florida
Pub, March 26, April 2, 2009b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-000104
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff.
\s.
%%WILLLIAM SMITH, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
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NOTICES HEREBYGIVEN Pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 17, 2009, and entered in Case No.
21-2008-CA-000104 of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for
GILCHRIST County, Florida in which
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, is
Plaintiff and WILLIAM SMITH, The
Cottages of Suwannee Preserve Condo-
minium Association, Inc., are defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in/on in front of the south doors
of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693,
Gilchrist County Florida at 11:00 AM, on
the 20th day of April, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
PRESERVE HOME INTEREST A, B,
C, D, E AND F, PRESERVE HOME
THE WHITE TAIL OF THE COT-
TAGES OF SUWANEE PRESERVE,
A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST
IN COMMON ELEMENTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF,
RECORDED IN INSTRUMENT NO.
20050022435; AMENDED AND RE-
STATE DECLARATION OF CON-
DOMINIUM RECORDED IN IN-
STRUMENT NO.2005006606 AND
FIRST AMENDMENT RECORDED
IN INSTRUMENT NO. 2006000427,
AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 1200 NW 78TH AVENUE,
BELL, 32619
Any person claiming an interest 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 after the sale.
Dated in Gilchrist County, Florida this
17th day of March, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gilchrist County, Florida
By: L. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
08-08118
If you are a person with a disability
who heeds any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommodation
'in order to participate should call Jan
Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua
County Courthouse, 201 E. University
Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)
337-6237 within two (2) working days of
receipt of this notice; if you are heating
impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if
you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-
955-8770. m
Pub. March 26, April 2, 2009b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2009-DR-0080
Division: DR
SUSAN C. SHORT ,
Petitioner
JOHN W. SHORT, JR.
SRespondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: JOHN W. SHORT, JR.
5270 SE 55 TR.-
TRENTON, FL 32693,
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your.
written defenses, if any, to it on SUSAN
C. SHORT, whose address is 5270 SE 55
TR, TRENTON, FL 32693 on or before
APRIL 20, 2009, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at P.O. BOX
37, TRENTON, FL 32693, before service
on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
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case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: March 20, 2009.
(SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub. March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2009b.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation
Project
Bids will be received by the Tallahassee
Office until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday,
April 29, 2009, for the following jobs:
Proposal ID T3291 a project on SR 81
in Holmes County. Budget Estimate
$52,590. Proposal ID T3292 a project on
SR 83 (US 331) in Waltoif County. Budget
Estimate $119,381. A Certification of
Qualification is not required for these
Traffic Signals projects. Complete letting
advertisement information is available on
our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/
cc-admin/Letting_Project_Info.shtm or
by calling (850) 414-4000.
Pub. April 2, 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 Mon-
day, April 6, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (1:30 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
1:45 p.m. Bailey Bishop & Lane;
Engineering Services
Presentation
2:05 p.m. Mittauer & Association;
Engineering Services Presentation
2:25 p.m. TR Engineering; Engi-
neering Services Presentation
3:00 p.m. Larry Grant; Watermelon
Shed Issues
3:15 p.m. Chesborough's Comer
First Edition; Final Plat Approval
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report
5:00 p.m. Workshop for Ordinance
2009-03; Subdivision Special -As-
m .* len i lnt .. <-, i
6:00 p.m. Budget Amendmenti Hear-
ing
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12.Adjoumrn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-,
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based;
a BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON A. LANGFORD, CHAIR
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY MEETING
The City of Trenton Community Re-
development Agency will meet Monday,
April 6, 2009, at 5:30 pm, in the Kath-
ryn Deen Commission Chambers, 114 N.
Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Discussion Items
1. NE 10th Street Stormwater
Management
2. NW 1st Street Streetscaping /
Park
3. Southside Park Picnic Shelter
Rehab
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board .with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the


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cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
MEETING
The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session
on Monday, April 6, 2009 immediately
following the, Community Redevelop-
ment Agency meeting starting at 5:30
pm in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Action items
1. PZ/LPA LDR 09-2 Rezoning
Amendment
2. PZ/LPA LDR 09-3 Rezoning
Amendment
3. PZ/LPA LDR 09-5 Rezoning
Amendment
4. PZ/LPA LDR 09-6 Rezoning
Amendment
5. PZ/LPA LDR 09-7 Rezoning
" Amendment
6. PZ/LPA LDR 09-9 Rezoning
Amendment
7. PZ/LPA LDR 09-10 Rezoning
Amendment
8. PZ/LPA LDR 09-11 Rezoning
Amendment
9. PZ/LPA LDR 09-12 Rezoning
Amendment
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/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.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the Sum-
ter County Advisory Council Bi-Monthly
meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 be-
ginning at 9:30 a.m. The meetingWill be
held at the North Sumter Primary School,
104 N. Warfield Avenue, Wildwood, FL
34785. Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly
Tri County Advisory Council Meeting
on Thursday, April 9, 2009. The meet-
ing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the CDS
Chiefland Office located at 212 N. Main
Street, Chiefland, FL 32626 Please con-
tact Coalifioi sitaff1 af '352)-563-9939 or
352-490-5855 if you have any-questipns,
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN.
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 21-2009-CP-0008
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
JEWEL E. LEWIS,
Deceased.
*NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JEWEL E. LEWIS, deceased, File Num-
ber 21-2009-CP-0008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which
is Gilchrist County Courthouse, PO Box
37, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names
and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's at-
torney 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 PUBLICA-
TION 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 un-
matured, 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.
Attorney for Personal Representative
MONICA J. BRASINGTON
Miller & Brasington, P.L.
4545 NW 8th Ave., Suite 1
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Phone: 352-379-1900
Florida Bar No. 0167721
Personal Representative
Daisy Gore
P.O. Box 570
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Pub. April 2, 9, 2009b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-0135
21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
RUFUS DALE BOYD; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUFUS
,DALE BOYD; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LEINORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,


UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RUFUS DALE BOYD; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; -
Whose residence are/is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding with the Clerk
of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices
of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm
Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first pub-
lication of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THENORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. THENCE RUN ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SW
1/4, NORTH 89 DEGREES 50' 29"
EAST, 450.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15' 07" EAST,
484.10 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
89 DEGREES 50' 29" WEST, 450.00
FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SW 1/4; THENCE RUN ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID SW
1/4, NORTH 00 DEGREES 15' 07"
WEST, 484.10 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
To include a:
2006 NOBI, VIN N812939A AND
96272001
2006 NOBI, VIN N812939B AND
96272134
A/K/A
2530 SW 50TH AVENUE
BELL, FL 32619
If you fail to file your answer or writ-
ten defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at GILCHRIST County this
27th day of March, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: LAyers
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, person needing
a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call, (800) 955-8771
(TDD) "(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flori-
da Relay Service.
Pub. April 2,,9, 2009b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2009,
at 10:00 A.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. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Operations
5. Use of Facilities
6. Instructional
7. Finance
8. University of Florida Athletic
Trainer Contract
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 besmade.
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-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Special Ses-
sion Monday, April 6, 2009, immediately
following the Planning & Zoning Board
Meeting which is immediately following
the Community Redevelopment Meet-
ing beginning at 5:30 pm, in the Kathryn
Deen Commission Chambers, 114 N.


Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. Minutes
2. March 2009 Expenditures and Fi-
nancial Statement
F. City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Public Works
4. Police
G. Action Items
1. Fire Department By-Laws/Per-
sonnel Handbook
2. Special Use Permit Gilchrist
County Health Department
3. First Reading Ord. 2009-10 (PZ/


LPA LDR 09-2) Rezoning
4. First Reading Ord. 2009-11(PZ/
LPA LDR 09-3) Rezoning
5. First Reading Ord. 2009-13 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-5) Rezoning
6. First Reading Ord. 2009-14 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-6) Rezoning
7. First Reading Ord. 2009-15 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-7) Rezoning
8. First Reading Ord. 2009-17 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-9) Rezoning
9. First Reading Ord. 2009-18 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-10) Rezoning
10. First Reading Ord. 2009-19 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-11) Rezoning
11. First Reading Ord. 2009-20 (PZ/
LPA LDR 09-12) Rezoning
12. First Reading Ordinance 2009-
40 Bid Procedure Amendment
13. SR26 Street Lighting
H. Discussion Items
1. Speed Limit Change Request(s)
2. Hendricks Property Purchase
I. Board Member Request
J. City Attorney Report
K. City Manager Report
L. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/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.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 2, 2009b.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND
EXISTING RULE
AND ADOPT NEW RULES
Notice is hereby given that The School
Board of Gilchrist County, Florida in-
tends to amend an existing rule regard-i
ing: Rule 6.40 "Violation of Local, State
anrd/or Federal Laws;" and adopt new
rules regarding: Rule 6.37 "Professional
Ethics;" Rule 6.39 "Report of Miscon-
duct;" and Rule 8.17 "Bus Emergency
Evacuation Drills."
Copies of the proposed rules are available
for inspection and copying by the public
at the Superintendent's office, 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Specific authority for these amend-
ed and adopted rules are Florida Stat-
ues 39.203, 112.313, 768.095, 887.13,
943.0585, 943.059, 1001.41, 1001.42,
1001.43, 1006.061, 1006.145, 1006.21,
1012.01, 1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.27,
1012.465, 1012.795, 1012.796.
A public hearing will be held on the
proposed amended and adopted rules at
11:00 A.M. on May 5, 2009, at the School
Board Meeting at the Gilchrist County
School Board meeting room at 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693.
All interested persons are advised that
any person desiring to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board as to any matter
considered at said hearing, will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made of
the proceeding, which record- must in-
clude all of the testimony and evidence
presented. .. ..
/s/ Don Thomas.
.1......... O HOAS
as Superintendent and
Secretary of the Board
Pub. April 2, 9, 2009b.

World War II veterans
to meet
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to attend our regular monthly
meeting on Thursday, April 9, at
11:30 a.m. at Deke's Steakhouse
in Chiefland. Bring your spouse, a
friend or a fellow veteran and join the
camaraderie.
Last month our newest member,
Bill Stone, told of some of his WWII
adventures. One thing he shared was
that no amount of training can cover
all circumstances. When the time
comes, you do what you have to do.
Next month our veterans will be
sharing experiences that happened 68
years ago with students at Branford
High.School.
If you have any questions, call Bil-
lie Cooper at (352) 493-9368 or Dot
Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.


25th Annual Windsor
Zucchini Festival
The 25th Annual Zukefest will be
held on May 9, 2009, at the fire sta-
tion in Windsor, (1401 SE CT RD
234, Gainesville, FL 32641).
All proceeds go to the WVFD.
Fried zucchini, zucchini bread, bar-
becued chicken, and many wonder-
ful veggies will be available. There
will be rides, magic shows, a beauty
pageant, fun run, and activities all
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The arts
and crafts booths will be selling great
gifts for Mother's Day (73 booths last
year).
Planning meetings are every Tues-
day night at 7:00 at the firehouse.
For more information, call Bobbi
J. Watson, chairperson at (352) 372-
7814 or pwalton9@cox.net, or Evin
Hurst, fireman at (352)378-8671 or
windsorfirerescue@msn.com, or


Cindy Kruger, committee person at
(352) 378-4875.


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Available At The
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207 North Main Street Trenton


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

Every Friday from 4 pm 7pm
2nd Saturday of the month noon 4

Open Mic
and Jam


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Fresh Featured performers

Produce from 5-7.

& Plants **Bring Growers Permit
http://www.localharvest.6rg/farmers-markets/M17375
FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farmers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 or email DovesRoostYams@aol.com
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DONATIONS
Donations needed for yard sales and
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vac-
cinations and medical assistance for
low-income families. We have storage
facilities but not a thrift store. 4-Pets
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-935-
0975 or 866 727 2972 email fourpets-
sake@.alltel.net
tfnb,3-2


Yard Sale

SWILLEY CIRCLE YARD SALES:
Several families. Boat, motor, antiques,
and many more treasures. Saturday, April
4. 8 am-2 pm.
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Livestock

HILLANDALE FEED IN TRENTON:
Pick-up or for a nominal fee we will
deliver and unload. Call to place an order.
We have chicks, different breeds, $2 each.
We also have quail and brown eggs. For
more info or to order, call 463-7295.


[Pets & Supp


DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES
beginning April 7. Call for more
information. Arlene 472-2608.
2tb,3-26-4-2


Advertising Pays!


Wanted To BuyI


tfnb, 3-26 PERSONAL COLLECTOR:
Seeking 'U.S. Coins, older varieties, all
denominations, copper,, nickel, silver &
gold. Highest prices paid in cash! I beat
Ilies all pawn & dealers. Cell 352-949-1450.
tfnb,3-26


For Sale

57 CHOICE VACUUM-SEALED
STEAKS: T-bones, delmonicos, NY
strips,; filet mignon, sirloins, steak
burgers,. $169. Food stamps accepted,
free delivery, Tri-County Area. 386-965-
6726.
2tp,4-2-4-9


SHEDS CARPORTS -
2008 models must go. Best
best price. Come see us for all
needs. Free delivery, off lI
order. We move buildings. N
Outdoor Store, 352-493-939


Services


APPLIANCE REPAIR: All
maker & dishwasher install
certified techs. MC-VISA,
0651.


HOME BUILDER: Quality h
on your lot. Visit our sales & d
ter at 26761 SE Hwy-19, Old
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetin
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.


TREE REMOVAL & DEM
WORK: Mobile homes and
moved. For a Free Estimate C
Wesley with Wesley Sanitati
226-3005.


GAZEBOS:
built for the PAINTING, PRESSURE W
I your storage and PARKING LOT STRIP
ot or special sonable prices, dependable, in
Jelson's Lark professional. Shamrock Pa
)9. Waterproofing, 352-463-1212
4tb,3-19-4-9 ning and weekends.


AVON: For all your cosmetic needs.
Call Joanne Roberts, Avon Independent
Sales Representative, Bell, Florida at
352-463-7753, 352-221-0217 or email
gnjroberts@bellsouth.net
tfnb,3-12

FRUIT TREES: Apple, Pear, Peach,
Plum, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Guava,
Blueberry, Mayhaw, Fig, Mulberry,
Blackberry, Raspberry. $10-$20. Large
variety of citrus. Camellia $16. Vegetable
Plants & much more! Allens Nursery
542-7284 or 356-0288, Hwy 55A, Old
Town. I-rs: Mon.-Sat. 9-5
tfnb,2-5

2-MAN 'AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave
message.
tfn,5-15


Services

CLEANING SERVICES: Commercial
& Residential. Businesses, homes, boats,
and RVs. Fast worker, very dependable.
.i,- -(352)221-5005.
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SHORTY'S
STUMP REMOVAL
352-472-7492
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(352) 463-7075 INC.- SEE OUR LISTINGS
Toll Free 1-888-882-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
www.trokerealtyimc.com
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, w/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
.more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of Gilchrist (close to Otter/Hart/Sun springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more...$224,900.
Reduced (From $295,000 each)--SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Two 2006 CB/Stucco-built homes, each over 2,500 inside
sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area & more...Seller says to make an offer...$199,900 (each).
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.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and I -car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
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
150x100 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 north of Old Town. Property has three outbuildings and a 3-vehicle pole barn, full board fencing & a gated entrance...$114,900.
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...$105,000.
NEW FRAME-BUILT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built frame/hardyplank home--would be eligible for Gilchrist "SHIP" program...$99,999.
--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 of 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
5-ACRE TRACT, WITH 2 M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA (total): Five pasture acres at end of country drive, with two 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
homes, and a frame-built. Workshop/Rec. room building. Property has over 2,300 inside sq. ft.. and includes wheelchair access, sun porch &
more...$149,900.
Reduced (from $124,900)--CUSTOM M/HOME ON WOODED ACREAGE IN BELL: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home in showroom condition &
split-plan format; also has new appliances. On a 5-acre tract, at end of cul-de-sac. Seller will consider Owner-finance options...$114,900.
Reduced (From $119,900)-5 PASTURE ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Can make for a fine horse/home
property, at this fenced pasture 5 acres located along County Line Road, with a 14x52 M/Home & 24x24 frame addition (w/3-sided porch)...$105,900.
Reduced (From $119,900)-NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located
at end of cul-de-sac east of Trenton. 5-acre tract has nice mix of pasture/woods; home-site has spacious rooms inside & more...$99,900.
Reduced (From $84,900)--WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat, clean 27x56 2003 manufactured home, on a wooded
1.16-acre tract, at east end of Gilchrist Co. (close to Newberry/Gainesville). Has new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding...$80,000.
M/HOME & POLE-BARN IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Roomy 28x48 M/Home & 26x30 pole barnlworkshop at Ayers Estates...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCING POSSIBLE: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 m/home on .7-acre. Terms--20% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan...$78,900.
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.
Reduced (From $125,000)--WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/I BA: Quiet, private 15.52-acre tract, located nearby SR-47
north of town. Property has an 'as is' m/home w/additions, including'full fencing/gates, well/septic system & more...Owner is Ready to Sell...$75,000.
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...a two-lot tract in Trenton for $39,900; and 1/2-iacre Silver Oaks S/D tracts in Fanning Springs, starting at $29,900.


Jean Troke (ce
(352) 493-35

WALo


You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:
ll #) Jim Troke (cell #) Jean & Jim (home #) Pau
39 (352) 493-5237 (386) 935-3357 (3
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


il Troke (cell #)
52) 221-2999


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNFrY


MOWER & CHAINSAW
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murr
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin,
da. Blades for most mov
Beauchamp Saw Sho
493-4904


)LS:

d TIL


Substitute Teachers, High School L/I-
ploma or Equivalent. Contact the District
Office for an application and more infor-
mation.


brands, ice Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
nation. EPA Trainees, High School Diploma.
352-949- 40 hours of in-service training will be
provided for qualified applicants. Flex-
tfnb,12-18 ible training hours. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
homes built the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
design cen- tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
Town; open tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
ne Homes Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool, accepting applications for our
tfnb,2-28 Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
OLITION or higher with a current or former Florida
houses re- teaching certificate in a core subject area,
"ll Johnny or eligible for Florida certification. Once
on at 352- approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
tfnb,11-16 a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
/ASHING, subject area. All other daily substituting
ING: Rea- would be at current daily rates.
insured and Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
inting and schools.org/Employment/iobs.html
day or eve- Gilchrist County School District, 310
NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693.
tfnb,6-1 (352) 463-3200. All applications will be
screened. Not all applicants will be in-
PARTS terviewed. Applications will be accepted
ay, Sears, until positions are filled.
and Hon- EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
wers. tfnb,12-4


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tfn, 1-03


DIXIE MONUMENTS OLD TOWN,
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:


Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm 6
8am-12noon or call for free
appointment.


TIM POWELL ELECTRIC
stallations and repairs, license
sured. State Cert. #EC1300
(352) 463-2155.




vWork Wani


LOOKING FOR WORK: Odd jobs
or yard work. Free Estimates. Call Kyle
352-949-1698 or 463-2854.



Help Wanted

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS April
1-8 for FT maintenance position EOE,
drug free work place, background screen-
ing, must have clean driving record,
flexible schedule, high school diploma,
heavy lifting and maintenance experience
required. Apply in person.
ltb,4-2


For Rent

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 1909
SE 41st Way, Waters Lake in Trenton. 2
BR/1 BA, washer, air conditioning, (352)
317-0540.
2tb,3-26-4-2

FURNISHED ROOM IN BELL:
Smokers welcome. 386-935-4412.
2tb,3-26-4-2


& Saturday
after hours BELL/ROCK BLUFF AREA: 1 BR,
non-smoking cabin, for working adults.
tfhb,6-28 Chain link fenced, outside utility shed.
No pets. $400 + $400 deposit. (386) 935-
: New in- 1325.tfb2-26
sed and in- tfnb,2-26
2453. Call
HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER: W/
tfnb 11-25 spring in back yard, $850/month. 3 BR/2
BA large yard. Carpeted. Quiet neighbor-
hqod. Fenced property, located on Hwy-
""'~I"" 4 i 129'-Smiles North of Bell. Call Ior applt.
ked I (352) 376-0080. .


tfnb. 2-26


OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.
tfib,l-17



LL Wanted j

RIVERFRONT LOT: Must be build-
able. Must be Gilchrist County. Will pay
up to $70,000 cash. (678) 953-1300 or
(678) 860-8772.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


Real Estate -

5 ACRES INSIDE CITY LIMITS:
Beautiful homesite, $79,900. 352-222-
5163. Owner/Broker.
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1998 16X80 3 BR/2 BA: I
H on 3.29 acres, w/24x30
port & 12x24 shed/workshol
tached overhang. $65,000. 3
or 352-490-7409.


CHIEFLAND: New site-t
BA, one acre, paved road, g
$129,500 pre-construction
352-949-3785 for more deta


Furnished M/
pole barn/car
p w/12x24 at-
352-542-2815

2tb,3-26-4-2

built 4 BR/2
great location.
price. Call
tils.
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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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LAICE CITY
) COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Human Resources Specialist II
Position # C99956
This is a highly responsible paraprofessional
position, responsible for implementing the
operations of the Himan Resources
Development Office. An employee in a
position allocated to this class is very
knowledgeable of the federal and state laws,
regulations, policies and procedures related
to employment, recruitment, employee files,
retirement, and other human resource issues
and supervises the operational functions of
the Human Resource Development Office.
Bachelor's Degree in business administra-
tion, human resources, or related area plus
three years Human Resource experience or
associate's degree plus eight years business
experience, four of which must be in Human
Resource administration functions.
Computer literate. Experience with Word
documents and Excel spreadsheets.
SALARY: $30,410 Annually plus benefits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2009
College applications 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
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2BR/2BA DWMH on stilts,
deck, fresh water canal,
concrete seawall, dock,
boathouse.


1996, 3/2 DWMIH 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.


3BR/2BA DWMH, 1,512 sq ft on 4.78
park-like acres, large Oaks. Land is
beautiful and home could be with
some repair work done. Seller is
motivated!!


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.


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.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2,200 II AI4 k T 1 1 'I


LOG CABIN QUILTERS


County departments face cuts
Continued from page 1


Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, March 19, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was great to get
the quilts back in place after going
to Trenton to the Quilt Festival. We
took our Rail Fence, and Alline and
Cathy worked on it; we had lots of
people who had never seen hand
quilting. It was a great festival, and
we saw many people who came to the
museum.
Doris brought in her Stack and
Whack quilt, so pretty. Cleo and
Marge put quilts back where they
came from, now we look like we are
supposed to.
Nick Turner and six young men
were out on Tuesday and put the
Levy County Quilt and Watermelon
Log Cabin back where they belong.
They planted more plants, cleaned
flower beds and we look so great.


Lunch was great with black beans
and rice, sweet potatoes, rutabagas,
macaroni and cheese, pasta chicken,
slaw, tomatoes, Betty's lemon pie,
chocolate cake, cookies, and so much
more.
Winelle Home


Log Cabin Quilters
update
The Log Cabin Quilters news will
not be submitted to the Gilchrist
County Journal for a few weeks:
Mrs. Winelle Home has broken her
wrist and will be unable to submit ar-
ticles until she is well again. She is
on the road to recovery, and we hope
that she will be writing again soon.


Hunt's Pest Control, Inc.
GET RID OF:
Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches
Ants and other Household Pests


WE DO TERMITE
INSPECTIONS
Phone 493-1051
493-4772
"'e send 'em packing!"


W. Wesley Roberts, CPA, P.A.

Certified Public Accountant

(352) 463-9414

Over 12 years of experience-

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

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


Saturday, April 4


Country Man's Automotive

& Towing, Inc.


We iill be grilling chicken, /
/ hot dogs and hamburgers


(2 blocks east ofMa & Pa's Store)
Between Trenton & Newberry

472-8699


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The picture from Springhouse Quilters shows Leslie Reitz and Norma
Birman showing the community project quilts for the Dialysis Center.
This is a cozy, warm raggy quilt.
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Springhouse Quilters News


Springhouse quilters have started
planning their quilt show for this
coming November 13-14. One thing
they really enjoy is making things
that are offered to quilt show visitors
in a gift shop. Norma Birman and a
group of her helpers are getting real-
ly excited about making things for the
shop. Monday was no exception as
14 members met at the Springhouse
Quilt House and worked on making
notebooks covers. These covers can
be customized to any size and work
really well to protect special note-
books or quilt diaries. Springhouse
members enjoy working on these
projects and hope to have a great se-
lection of items for the quilt show in
November.
The community service project for
this year for Springhouse members
will be large lap quilts for the kidney
dialysis center in Trenton. In talking
with some of the dialysis patients,
Springhouse members learned that


the patients get really cold during
their dialysis process so to help make
these patients more comfortable, our
special projects coordinator, Beverly
Shobe, decided that we would make
and donate special sized lap quilts to
the center. The lap quilts are longer
than the normal size lap quilts donat-
ed to other groups in previous years.
The quilts are lightweight and will be
easy to maintain for the dialysis pa-
tients.
Springhouse Quilters' membership
has really grown this year. We are
now approaching 110 members. That
is a lot of quilters for a community
such as ours. We hold meetings for
a day group and a night group. We
cater to both the non-working and
working quilters in the community.


For more information
house Quilters, contact L(
463-2207.


PITCHES 6 FIELDS
TOM WILKIE
352-463-3700
352-538-5072


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(352) 463-1832 -- Mobile (352) 493-5345
4110 S.W. 25th Street -- Bell, Florida






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on Spring- Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
ois Scott at Market on Monday, March 30, 2009,
were this week 281, last week 190
Lois Scott and last year 551.
publicity Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady, feeder
steers and heifers were steady. Sup-
ply was light, demand was moderate.
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs
72 percent, (38 percent steers, 34 per-
A/ cent heifers), over 600 lbs 2 percent,
(1 percent steers, 1 percent heifers),
slaughter cows-and bulls 20 percent,
replacement cows 6 percent.
Slaughter. Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 915-1135 (1005) 47.00-53.50
008 (50.30); 1110-1195 (1152) 55.00-
57.50 (56.30) high dressing; 1335-
102 1375 (1355) 48.00-50.00 (48.99).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 720-770 (745) 45.00-46.00
(45.48); 700-735 (718) 32.00-39.00
(36.28) low dressing; 830-1075 (949)
43.00-47.00 (44.33); 850-1090 (962)
32.00-41.00 (36.55) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1070-1315
e S (1192) 55.00-56.00 (55.55) low
dressing; 1560-1960 (1760) 58.00-
60.00 (59.11).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 170-178 (175)
170.00-195.00 (186.92); 260-285
(272) 118.00-122.00 (120.09); 305-
i-2-U 340 (325) 108.00-112.00 (110.65);
andise. 360-365 (362) 102.00-108.00
(105.02); 425-435 (432) 100.00-
S. 110.00 (104.67); 450-475 (465)
102.00-108.00 (104.62); 515-540
window ) (528) 92.00-96.00 (94.05); 550-565
(558) 84.00-86.00 (84.99); 620-640
(630) 82.00-86.00 (83.97).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-


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not renewing registration on boats
and other pleasure craft.
Gilchrist County Sheriff Daniel
Slaughter told the commission that
the Sheriff's Office is different than
the rest of the constitutional offices.
We are demanded to provide law en-
forcement to the public on. call. The
Gilchrist County Jail is operated on
a bare bones budget; the only area
we could reduce expenses is person-
nel, Sheriff Slaughter explained. In
Court Services the Sheriff's Office
is required to 'provide bailiffs to the
courthouse on some days when up to
three sessions of court are held. Spme
judges want additional bailiffs in the
courthouse for security, Slaughter
said.
The patrol division has a high per-
centage of patrol vehicles that fall
into the high mileage category. The
Sheriff's Office has spent $7,000 in
the 2008-09 fiscal year on mainte-
nance to keep these vehicles on the
road. Slaughter reported that his of-
fice has a mandatory training of offi-
cers on his staff; this training is costly
when he has to bring the deputies in
to training on their days off.
"The Sheriff's Office operates on
a no frills budget; the only place we
have to reduce expenses would be in
personnel," Slaughter explained. "We
are here to service the public, and the
people want service when the need
arises; they don't care what problems
you might have in the department."
The sheriff was asked if all of his
officers use the county fuel depot


um and Large 2-3: 220-240 (231)
115.00-120.00 (116.56); 250-285
(268) 102.00-115.00 (108.80); 300-
335 (316) 104.00-108.00 (106.57);
350-395 (372) 88.00-100.00 (93.14);
400-430 (422) 84.00-96.00 (90.07);
465-490 (480) 86.00-98.00 (93.45);
500-540 (515) 78.00-86.00 (82.74).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2:
200-240 (220) 94.00-105.00 (99.00);
250-285 (268) 94.00-100.00 (97.20);
320-345 (334) 80.00-94.00 (86.63);
360-375 (368) 83.00-86.00 (84.53).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-235 (224) 100.00-110.00
(103.74); 260-295 (272) 100.00-
110.00 (105.21); 310-330 (316)
88.00-90.00 (88.99); 365-390 (378)
84.00-86.00 (84.97); 405-445 (422)
82.00-88.00 (85.46); 450-475 (462)
80.00-86.00 (83.65); 525-540 (532)
80.00-84.00 (81.97); 600-640 (620)
78.00-82.00 (.SO 06).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 220-235 (228) 82.00-90.00
(86.13); 250-285 (266) 86.00-92.00
(89.61); 300-345 (327) 78.00-84.00
(82.25); 355-380 (365) 80.00-84.00
(81.39); 510-545 (525) 74.00-78.00
(76.68); 570-590 (580) 70.00-74.00
(71.97).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 275-290
(284) 80.00-84.00 (81.78); 355-365
(360) 76.00-78.00 (77.01); 435-440
(438) 70.00-76.00 (72.98).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
700-790 (738) 48.00-66.00 (55.68);
805-960 (863) 53.00-62.00 (57.00).
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 870-1090 (976) 550.00-700.00
(635.66).


Saturday, April 4
Big T's Antiques & Collectibles
Next to Mary's Little T Restaurant
(Located on Hwy-19 between the Spa & Fruit Stand)

493-7060


Mowing and yard crew
available at reasonable rates!
We can take care of your property inside and out.
Firebreaks, mowing, mulching, clean-up
Housecleaning, detail cleaning, home staging
Tenant management and rental property

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Call us today for a free quote.
Use this ad and get $10o off
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MAC JOHNSON ROOFING


104 Southwest 266th Street, Newberry, FL 32669
352.472.4943 or 866.376.4943


Website
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Cathy Weeks loves to hand quilt and she does a great job.


Ocala Livestock Report


Grand Opening!


Suwannee Specialti
Saturday, April 4th 10:00-2:00
Comer Hwy. 129 & Railroad Lane, Bell, FL
(Behind Akins B-B-Q)
Come out and see the GREAT buys in Gift items New & Nu
Clothing -- SmallAppliances House wares General Merchi
Refreshments Served and Door Prize.Drawing
(You need not be present to win winning numbers will be posted in w


7100 SE SR-26


MORE

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TIRES


Brakes

Alignments

Oil Changes


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626 North Main Street Trenton


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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


for gasoline. He explained that yes,
most of the time they do. The board
explained that when the fuel budget
was prepared, the estimated cost of
gasoline was around $4 a gallon. The
current cost of gasoline to the county
on Monday was reported at $1.61 a
gallon. This within itself is a signifi-
cant savings.
Sheriff Slaughter told the board
that he has lost nine employees since
he came into office and has paid out
$102,892 in compensation packages
to employees. He explained that he
is planning on hiring two additional
staff personnel to work in the Sher-
iff's Office.
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen told the board that
one solution doesn't fit all depart-
ments. Any reduction in revenues to
the County Commission departments
will reflect a loss in the level of ser-
vice to the public.
The sheriff was asked if he was
asked to cut his budget where would
he cut from.
"I don't have anywhere to cut my
budget," Slaughter said. "I will not
recommend to cut my budget; I will
review the budget and meet with the
clerk and the finance department, but
I can't say that I will cut the bud-
get."
The County Commission took no
action in this meeting to cut any of
the discussed budgets. The board did
decide to hold a Budget Review Hear-
ing at 6 p.m. in their April 6 meeting.
The public is invited'to attend.









* Youth shine at 2009 Suwannee River Fair *


Trenton FPA members Katie Quince,; Jessica Langford and Rachel Hairison prepare
group steer competition late Tuesday afternoon.


to compete in the Brothers Cody Norton and Douglas Simpson III feed their fat steers on Monday afternoon.. The boys are
members of Riverside Wranglers 4-H Club.


Art Nuiisel is shown with his resenre champion feeder steer, "A midnight .Art is a member of the A loi riston
Cowpokes 4-H Club.


Fourteen-yuear-old Elizabeth Dunn is shown with her grand champion hog, "Honet." Elizabeth is the
daughter of fine and Jeff Dunn of Williston. She is a member of Williston FFA.


Osceola 4-H'er J.W. Ripley is
shown picking up the ship he
made from the Home Economics
room at the fair.


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Bruce Thomas, Jr. of Bell FFA is shown.with his fat steer. Bruce's steer I Nathan Thisse placed second in
weighed 1,415 pounds. He showed.the steer in Class 9 beside his sister, Zachary Parrish is shown, with the senior division of the swine
Raychel Thomas. his hog, Wilbur. showmanship competition.


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Kiersten Fulford's first hog was the charm on Monday as "Isabella"
was named reserve champion swine. Kiersten is a member of the Dixie
Wranglers 4-H Club,. Nine-year-old Kiersten lives in Dixie County.

This year's Fair Awards Program
will be held on Apr. 9 at
6:30 p.m. at the Gilchrist County
FFA Alumni Arena.
The Gilchrist County Journal will feature photos from the event


Corl lerrels, a nembter of the Kountrv Kids 4-H Club is shown with
his grand champion fat steer.


GITLCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


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