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Hunt for Jr. Kelly's killer heats up as reward is raised to $5,000
By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
and Gilchrist County Crime Stoppers
have raised a reward to $5,000 for
information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the person or persons
involved in the murder of Bell farmer
According to Dennis Smith, a board
member of Heart of Florida Crime
Stoppers, the reward was raised from
$2,500 to $5,000 because, everyone
involved wants to work aggressively
to find the person or persons who
killed Kelly. The 78-year-old was
found dead at his home north of Bell
on Nov. 19, 2008. Prior to his death,
Kelly had been a victim of numerous
home invasions and feared for his
In a foreboding letter written to the
editor'of the Gilchrist County Jour-
nal and published on July 24, 2008,
Kelly stated, "Although the loss of
money and stolen items is troubling,
the real and most damaging loss is
my peace of mind. At 78,1 I should not
have to deal with waking up at night,
lying in my bed, and listening for an
intruder. I should not have to wonder
each morning what has been stolen
during the night ... It is obvious that
the criminals are far more persistent
than the law enforcement officers in
As of Tuesday morning, Lt. David
Aderholt, investigations commander
at the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, would only say that the homicide
investigation is still ongoing..
According to Smith, board mem-
bers of Heart of Florida Crime Stop-
pers, which oversees Gilchrist County
Crime Stoppers and Alachua County
Crime Stoppers, decided to wait sev-
eral months to see how the investiga-
tion matured before deciding to raise
"The community has to get in-
volved 'for this case to be solved,"
Anyone with information on the
murder of Junior Kelly is asked to
call, (352) 463-STOP (7867). All
callers will remain anonymous.
Carlos Rodriguez steaps out of a kayak to collect trash on the bank.
Photo by Bill Kilborn.
1st Suwannee River Clean Up
yields 20 yards of trash
By Donna Creamer
On Saturday, June 27, 2009, Pure
Water Wilderness (Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy Tourist Development Board)
held their "1st Annual Suwannee
River Clean Up" event and removed
nearly 20-yards of trash:
Items removed were 55-gallon
drums, tires, chairs, tables, steel, dia-
pers, bottles, cans and so much more.
Several, of the participates comment-
ed on looking back along the banks
where they had just removed trash
and seeing first hand the different
they had made. What a team effort
with nearly 110 volunteers helping
some in canoes and boats as well the
land-lubber crew helping with set-up,
entertainment, cooking, serving lunch
and. removing trash from the boats.
The clean up began around 8:30
a.m. at various locations along the
Suwannee River (Hart Springs, Otter
Springs and Suwannee Gables Motel)
with everyone gathering at Hinton
Landing in Dixie County for lunch,
live entertainment and door prizes.
Seventeen members of the Su-
wannee-River Cruisers boat club, as
well as several others in their boats,
worked side-by-side with forty-five
volunteers in canoes serving as their
guide and transporting the, trash to
the drop off point. All participants
received a Pure Water Wilderness
T-shirt highlighting the event and
everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ
Pure Water Wilderness provided
volunteers in canoes with a kooler-
bag along with a first-aid kit and
hand-wipes. Fanning and Manatee,
Springs State Park invited the volun-
teers to visit one of the parks after the
clean up as a way to say thanks.
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Pure Water Wilderness looks for-
ward to their 2nd Annual Suwannee
River Clean Up Event sometime in
For more information on this event,
or any of Pure Water Wilderness'
upcoming projects visit www.Pure-
WaterWilderness.com or call (352)
Deputies from the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office caught two suspects
from Georgia trying -to steal anhy-
drous ammonia from Southern States
early Tuesday morning.
While on routine patrol, Deputy Da-
vid Reeves noticed a vehicle parked
on Tyler Grade near Suwannee Valley
Feeds (formerly Gro-More) around 2
a.m. Sgt. Edwin Jenkins and Deputy
Wayne Dasher responded as backup.
All three deputies made contact
with the two individuals, Callen
Quinton Kincaid, 35, of Homerville,
Continued to page 2
Dream of becoming a country music recording artist
comes true for one Gilchrist County native
Easton Corbin knew he wanted to
be a country singer well before he
learned how to play guitar.
"One of my earliest memories
is from when I was three or four,"
Corbin said. "I was sitting between
my parents in the car and a song came
on the radio-it was Mel McDaniel's
'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On,' I
began using the gearshift as my mi-
crophone. The desire has always
Born and raised in Gilchrist Coun-
ty, Easton spent much of his time on
his grandparent's cattle farm after
his parents divorced when he was
"I lived a mile from the Suwannee
River," Corbin said. "I grew up fish-
ing on it and I loved to work on the
farm. Every weekend, that's where
A 2000 Trenton High School grad-
uate, Corbin was a member of FFA
and 4-H. He showed cattle at the Su-
wannee River Fair.
Growing up the smallest county in
the state on farmland nestled between
two small towns had its advantages.
"It's a close community," Easton
said. "Everybody knows everybody.
"There's no Wal-Mart there,"
Corbin said. "There was a Hardee's,
but it closed. That was the only fran-
chise fast food place in the county.
Trenton has a red light; Bell has a
blinking light. It's a great place." *
While no one in his family played
a musical instrument, music was a
big part of his upbringing.
"My grandparents liked to watch
the Opry," Corbin remembers. "We'd
start Saturday night off with Hee
Haw and then Opry Backstage and
then Opry Live."
It was also at his grandparent's
house that he discovered a record
player and his father and aunts' left-
behind records in a front room.
"I'd go in there and play those re-
Easton Corbin is a THS and UF graduate turned country star.
cords.for hours," Corbin said.
When Corbin was 15 years old he
began taking guitar lessons from Pee
Wee Melton, a local musician who
had at one time played on sessions in
"He was a great mentor," Corbin
Groundbreaking held for
Nearly 100 people gathered under
the shade of the oaks on a recent Sun-
day afternoon to participate and to
express support for Harmony Preg-
nancy and Resource Center's long-
anticipated building project.
After introductions and special
recognition, attendees moved to
;the footprint of the building where
the dirt was turned in a ceremonial
groundbreaking. A dedication prayer
was given by Dr. Jerry Nash.
The new center will be a two-story
structure in a country cottage design.
It will include rooms for meeting
with clients, a classroom, and a media
room for educational purposes. Ad-
ministrative offices as well as an area
for processing donations of clothing
and supplies for mothers and babies
are in the plans.
The pregnancy center is currently
located in the Providence Mall Plaza,
adjacent to Central Florida Commu-
The center has assisted nearly 800
young women to. date.
Operating as a non-profit organiza-
tion, it has served teens and young.
women in the community for nearly
seven years and is in great need of
The new center will be located on
N.E. 4th Street in Chiefland and con-
struction is currently underway.
The project has been in the plan-
ning stages for two years.
Businesses and individuals are do-
nating materials and expertise for the
project, and completion of the new
building is expected by December.
said. "He was a great player and a
great teacher. He was a really big in-
fluence on me."
Every day when he got home from
school, Corbin would practice guitar
for hours, sometimes until his fingers
were raw, then help his grandfather
Easton Corbin ,
When: Friday, July 10, |
from 5 to 6 p.m.
I Where: Beef '0' Brady's, I
6500 S.W. Archer Road,
around the farm.
Encouraged by Melton, Corbin
began playing lead guitar in a local
"I'd always wanted to play and
sing, but up until that time I never re-
ally did do it in public," Corbin said.
"We'd play school functions and par-
ties. We were too young to play bars,
but we played everything else."_
An impromptu audition at a local
music store led to a slot on the Su-
wannee River Jam, a nearby festival
that attracts thousands of people and
national touring acts.
"It was just me and a guitar in front
of a 40-acre field full of people,"
Corbin remembers. "It was great."
Soon he was opening for other na-
tional acts when they played the area,
including Janie Fricke and Mel Mc-
Daniel, the man whose song Corbin
had performed in the car years ear-
After earning a business degree
through the College of Agriculture
at the University of Florida, Corbin
took two important steps.
"My wife, Brinn, [the former Brinn
Hart of Bell] and I got married on.
September 2, 2006, and on October
14 we .moved to Nashville," Corbin
said. "I always knew I wanted to
move up here. There was never any
question about it. I didn't want to
wake up one day and wish I had tried
Continued to page 2
local pregnancy, resource center
The shovelers pictured at the groundbreaking for Harmony Pregnancy Center from left to right are Dr.
Jerry Nash, Dr. Darel Mitchell, Avery Baker, Linda Lemery, Gregg Jenkins and Rev. James Brock.
The purpose of the pregnancy cen-
ter is to assist teens and young wom-
en who are in need of a pregnancy
test or those who are experiencing
an unplanned pregnancy and desire -
to discuss the matter in a confidential
and caring seuin.. Adoption options __
are also available.
The present location is open from l
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday. Li ,
For more information about the
center, call 493-7773. .'"....... - ' z -" -
BELL WOOD TURNERS
t,' . ' Saturday * July 11
9 a.m. 3 p.m..
- :Bell Community Center
A.M. "Junior" Kelly, Jr.
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Gilchrist County farmer recognized
for environmental stewardship
, Twenty-six area farm-
ers who help protect the
environment were rec-
ognized for their efforts
as part of the County Al-
liance for Responsible
ship (CARES) program
on June 25.
The Florida Farm Bu-
reau and the Suwannee
River Partnership creat-
ed CARES to highlight
efforts by farm owners
to improve natural re-
source management in
the Suwannee and Santa
Fe river basins.
At the event, held
at the Dwight Stansel
Farm and Nursery in Su-
wannee County, CARES
farmers were recog-
nized and congratulated
by Florida Agriculture
Bronson and Florida
Farm Bureau President
The event drew hun-
dreds of folks, including
farmers, local officials
and others from both the
Suwannee and Santa Fe
Senior citizens center site will be moved
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion took action on Monday to
correct some problems that were
identified involving the new Senior
Citizens Center to be built near CR
307-A west of Trenton.
Gilchrist County Administra-
tor Ron McQueen explained to the
board that the county had identi-
fied an $82,000 budget that in-
volved some in-kind services that
the board had agreed to provide in
lieu of site prep, land donation, en-
gineering and a share of the water
and sewer installation with the City
'Bailey, Bishop, and Lane Engi-
neering of Lake City is engineering
this project which had site borings
done on a one acre parcel that the
Commission had donated for the
A location for construction was
selected before the Gilchrist County
Department of Transportation hauled
44 loads of dirt .to the site before
foundation construction began.
McQueen explained that Road De-
partment Superintendent Billy Can-
non asked questions regarding the
location of the site.
A committee meeting was called
on the site to review the soil boring
findings and other questions being
The committee determined that the
building needed to be moved 150-feet
to the northwest to get away from the
identified layers of clay in the pre-
vious location and the new location
would raise the level of the grade by
an estimated four feet.
McQueen told the Commission that
the county's portion of the building
project budget might still be within
the $82,000 estimate.
Information and estimates are still
coming in involving additional ex-
penses by the engineering group,
McQueen added. He told the board
that Joe Andersori ofAnderson-Co-
lumbia Inc. had been contacted re-
garding the possibility of donating
asphalt for the parking lot.
The Senior Citizens organization
is constructing new facilities in Gil-
christ; Dixie, and Union counties.
"There seems to be several issues
that are just not right involving this
project," explained Commissioner
He added that one contractor had
told him that he had paid $150 for a
set of the building plans that he was
unable to read and identify what he
needed to submit for a bid on the
Commissioner Durden made a
motion to donate an additional one
half acre of land to the Senior Citi-
zens Center in order to move the,
construction site 150 feet. Commis-
sioner Thomas gave a second as.the
board voted 3-0 in favor. ,
Dream comes true for Easton Corbin
Continued from page 1
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Kelly Philman, of Gilchrist County, was recognized for environmental steward-
ship at the 9th Annual CARES dinner on June 25. Pictured from left, Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, Philman and Florida Farm Bureau
President John Hoblick.
river basins. public know that we are taking care
Before supper was served, some of the land and we are protecting our
participants sat on bales of hay and resources."
listened to a local band, while others CARES farmers are committed to
enjoyed tasty appetizers, including improving the environment by im-
boiled peanuts, corn on the cob and plementing Best Management Prac-
fried gator tail. Members of the part- tices (BMPs). BMPs help conserve
nership manned the dinner line, serv- water and reduce nitrate pollution in
ing up steak, brisket, pulled pork and groundwater that can result from ani-
barbecued chicken, all donated by lo- mal wastes and from fertilizers that
cal growers and producers. aren't applied properly..
Kelly Philman, a farmer who was The following were recognized
recognized this year, spoke in favor at the 9th Annual CARES dinner
of the program. Timmy and Mickey Tuten, Madison;
"We need to not only protect our Coggins Farms, Hamilton; Michael
water resources, but need to let peo- Dukes, Union; David Echeverria,
ple know outside the farm that we Levy; Gary Jones, Dixie; Jack Meeks,
are doing our best," said Philman, of Levy; John Parrish, Levy; Roland
Gilchrist County. "We want to let the Parrigh, Union; Kelly Philman, Gil-
* Friday, July 10 *
0 4 p.m. - Trenton Farmers Market at Depot '
* Saturday, July 11 *
* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - 8th Annual Bell Woodturners' Demo Day *
-i; ,").. -�iT" at:Bell Coinm nity Center' .
S9 a.m.:-Rimriislaid Cleanup .
* *.; - . : .
* Sunday, July 12 �
Attend the church of your choice
* Monday, July 13 �
Noon - Trenton Rotary Club meeting
6:30 p.m. - SVL Board Meeting at Akins Restaurant
,Tuesday, July 14 ,
10 a.m. - Bell Library Story Time
* 9 a.m. - SRWMD Governing Board Meeting, Live Oak *
Thursday, July 16
11 a.m. - Summer Reading Program at Gilchrist Co. Library,.Trenton
* 5:30 p.m. - American Lgion Post 91 dinner and meeting 0
*7 p.m. - Bell mayor reads to children at Bell Library
*Friday, July 17 *
. 4 p.m. - Trenton Farmers Market at Depot
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it. but I had to get my education first
so I had something to fall back' on."
Corbin, who had been making reg-
ular trips to Nashville to perform at
writer's nights, took a day job at a lo-
cal Ace Hardware and his wife found
a job at a doctor's office.
When a distant cousin, also a
professor of music management at
the University of Montana, heard
Corbin's music, he asked if he could
send it to some of his Nashville con-
tacts. Among those who were im-
pressed by Corbin's music was book-
ing .agent James Yelich, who asked
if he could hear him play in person.
Corbin, eager for a shot to pursue his
dream, quickly agreed.
Also at the meeting was Joe Fisher,
who had recently joined Universal
Music Group Nashville as Senior
Director of A&R. The two men
were blown away and Fisher quickly
'signed him to the label.
Easton, whose musical influences
include George Jones, Merle Hag-
gard, George Strait and Keith Whit-
ley, found a kindred spirit in producer
Carson Chamberlain, who years ear-
lier had toured with Whitley as his
steel guitar player and bandleader.
"We really hit it off," Corbin says.
"I love traditional music and he does
too. I knew he was the producer for
The two men began working in ear-
nest. "We worked our butts off trying
to find the right songs," Easton says.
The result is an over-the-top album
that includes cuts from Nashville's
top songwriters, including Mark D.
Sanders, Wynn Varble, Tony Lane
and David Lee, among others.
First single, "A Little More Coun-
try Than That," which was written
by Rory Feek, Don Poythress and
Varble, paints a picture of rural life
that speaks to Easton's small town
"Even though I didn't write it, this
song identifies who I am," -Corbin
said. "It shows character and that's
important where I'm from. You learn
to say 'yes, ma'am' and 'no, sir,' and
to open the door for the ladies."
Among the songs included on the
album are three Easton co-wrote with
Chamberlain and Sanders during a
trip to Colorado.
"When I came to Nashville I real-
ized how important it was to write
songs," Corbin said. "The opportu-
nity to sit in a room with experienced
songwriters and learn their craft has
helped me become a better writer.
"I'm still working and develop-
ing as a writer, but I was fortunate
enough to get some songs on the
album," Corbin said, perhaps more
humble than he needs to be.
"The Way Love Looks," which
Corbin co-wrote with Chamberlain
and Sanders, is a love song pure and
"It's just a fun upbeat song," Corbin
said. "I love the line 'when you beg
and plead to'go fishing with me and
I have to bait your hook,' because
that's what happens when I take my
Tony Lane, David Lee and Johnny
Park wrote "Roll With It," which
speaks to the important things in life,
like sunsets and pick-up trucks.
"I love that one," Corbin said. "I
can imagine listening to it just floa-
tin' down the river on the boat on a
The tender "I Can't Love You
Back," written by Chamberlain, Clint
Daniels and Jeff Hyde, has a univer-
sal message of loss.
"It can mean different things for
different people," Corbin said. "She
could have died, she could have left
him-people can interpret it the way
Now that his life long dream is
upon him, Corbin says he's ready.,
"I just want to make great country,
music," Corbin said. "Just the opport
tunity to play music for a living is a
great thing. I'm just thankful to have
the opportunity to do what I'm doing:
As of Tuesday morning 35,889,
people have viewed Corbin's,
MySpace profile and of those, 41,04Q
have played his first single "A Little -
. More Country Than That". ,
As a Mercury Nashville. artist,;
Corbin's first single is expected to be
released in August.
Easton is the son of Dan and Deb-
bie Corbin and Delinda and Glen
He is the grandson of longtime Gil-l
christ County Commissioner Cecil,
and Nell Corbin.
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christ; Don Spradley, Columbia;
James Tallman, Bradford; Big Trees
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Judy O'Quinn, Columbia; Ross,
James and William Terry, Columbia;
Bryan and Wendi Jennings, Colum-
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son; Corrence Fields, Madison; Jerry
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and Beulah Cone, Madison; Paul and
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For more information about the
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River Partnership at 386-362-0431.
You may also call your county Farm
Bureau office or Scot Eubanks, Flor-
ida Farm Bureau Federation, at 352-
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
heard Outback Trader owner Stan
Trumpp ask the board for a waiver
involving a $450 fee for a Special
Use Permit to get his Federal Fire-
arms license reinstated. The handicap
business owner told the board that at
this time that the $450 fee would be
an extreme hardship on him since he
has to purchase medications due to
his ill health every month.
"I will be glad to give the county
a check for $450. Today if you will
hold the check until the Special .Use
Permit is approved," Trumpp ex-
Gilchrist County attorney John
McPherson told the board that Gil-
christ County does not have any
guidelines in place to allow the board
to waive the Special Use Permit.
"Since the county cannot waive the
fee, the board would consider allow-
ing the applicant to make payments
on the permit up to one year to com-
plete the fee expense," said Commis-
sioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. "I don't
have any problem with the payment
plan as long as the fee is paid within
12 months," stated Commissioner
Durden. Commissioner Durden made
a motion to approve the payment play
tor the applicant to pay a minimum of
$37.50 a month to pay for the $450
within a one-year period. The board
agreed by a 3-0 vote.
Continued from page 1
Georgia and Benny Finch, 27.
Evidence in the car and around the
area gave deputies probable cause to
believe anhydrous ammonia had been
taken from storage tanks at Southern
States. According to the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office, two silver
propane tanks were found along the
old railroad tracks between South-
ern States and Tyler Grade. Both ap-
peared to have anhydrous ammonia
A hazmat team was called to dis-
pose of the chemical and the two sus-
pects were arrested .and transported
to the Gilchrist County Jail where
they were booked for Theft of An-
hydrous, Burglary, and Possession of
Burglary Tools. In addition, Callen
Kincaid had a warrant for failure to
appear for a previous trespass charge,
which was served on him at the tiine
of his arrest.
THURSDAY, JULY 9,2009
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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Please Contact Our Office At (386) 935-3090
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irSKDJJ1Ai, JULY y, LU- -
On Monday afternoon as I sat
and listened to Harley Pfaffenberger
request the Gilchrist County Com-
mission help him pay his debts by
providing him with a $25,000 Home
Equity loan through the SHIP pro-
gram in Gilchrist County, I thought
what is this program coming to.
I listened and really felt touched
about Pfaffenberger's situation that
he had gotten himself into just to
have storage space to keep some ap-
pliances and other personal valuables
on his home site near Trenton.
Pfaffenberger explained to the
Commission that since they would
not allow him to keep a second old
mobile home on his property for
storage, he was in need of funds to
construct a building that would allow
him to store his personal belongings
he could not fit into his new SHIP
Several months ago the Gilchrist
County resident had submitted an
application to the Gilchrist County
SHIP program for the committee to
consider a reverse mortgage to pro-
vide him with the revenue to make
improvements he felt he needed.
The SHIP Loan revenue commit-
tee reviewed the application and
recommended denial of the applica-
tion because the county did not have
any guidelines involving this type of
loan. Commissioner Randy Durden
told Pfaffenberger when he addressed
the board Monday afternoon that
Gilchrist County is not in the banking
and finance business; this program
seeks to help low to moderate income
residents get into a residence if they
can meet the guidelines of a long-
term commitment, he explained.
I never truly appreciated the Jour-
nal until our granddaughter's wed-
ding announcement appeared in the
paper on June 14, 2009. An admira-
ble piece of work and wonderful cop-
ies were sent to the Gainesville Sun
by the Journal and also to relatives
at no cost to us and with a terrific at-
titude of caring. Thank you, Journal-
you are a new favorite of ours.
I would also like to commend the
Journal for printing the excellent
report concerning Jordan Hilliard's
wedding. It was most interesting
The SHIP and CDBG programs
have worked very well in most oc-
casions for many applicants. For this
particular man, it has worked so well
that he moved into this new home
and was granted the request to keep
an older mobile home as a storage
unit and has not had to pay a dime.
The commitment for this man will
give him full ownership of the resi-
dence and. property if he stays in the
house for the full ten year term of the
What really hit me between the
eyes was Pfaffenberger told the Com-
mission that he had purchased an alu-
minum double car garage and was
having it constructed at his home. He
was asked if he had a permit to con-
struct this building, and he told the
board that he did not. Harley Pfaffen-
berger was issued a stop work order
on the garage/ pole barn but work
On to more enjoyable topics the
scallop season is in, and the early re-
ports are good all up and down the
Big Bend coastal areas.
I had the pleasure of talking to
several people that made a trip to the
coastal shallows over the Indepen-
dence Day holiday; everyone that I
talked with reported they found scal-
lops in a short period of time.
I'm in hopes of going soon and
carrying the kids. One of these days
the grandkids will be big enough to
put on a mask and flippers.
If you get a chance to go scallop-
ing, take a child with you and teach
them how to enjoy the outdoors; the
memories will stay with them for-
reading and 'gladdened the heart of
many of us who are so fond of Jor-
dan. This was a very well done piece
of journalism and a tribute to both the
family and the paper.
I know you shall continue to do
a very good job of publishing local
news and most informative news
to us %who live in this area. A local
newspaper which is well written does
a great service to the persons who
dwell in the county. And the Journal
needs more accolades.
Thank you again for a great county
Gloria Richards Minto &
for te moth otheSuwnneRie
By John M. Ayers
It is summertime once again and
the living is easy, or at least it used
to be. The'calendar says that summer
officially started a few days ago, yet
for minany of us the season kicks off
with the celebration of Independence
In the past, July 4 has meant the of-
ficial start of the beach and barbecue
season, while others view it as a time
for a well earned vacation. Unfor-
tunately, this year many of you will
be forced to forego a vacation due to
Yet, regardless of circumstances,
each year at this time everyone al-
ways asks the same question...will
the stock market treat us to a summer
rally? Summer rally, heck if the mar-
kets would just escape the jaws of
the bear chances are most investors
would be waving flags and jumping
up and down.
So what is the likelihood of a sum-
mer rally? Statistically, 73 years
of data show July as being the best
month for stock prices in terms of
percentage gain. Furthermore, the
Dow has rallied during 57 of the
past 64 summers. Of course, if you
subscribe to the theory that the stock
market represents a series of indepen-
dent events, then a rally has exactly
the same statistical probability as no
rally. Nonetheless, many long-time
observers of the stock market con-
cede that there are certain .seasonal
Of greater importance this year is
the precept that Wall Street is a for-
ward looking indicator for the econo-
Dead Faith And Faith Justified - Part 1
Salvation is of eternal consequence and all who believe
in God must accept the will of God as He has given to man
through His word. From the beginning of time requirements
for salvation have been clearly outlined. Confusion has
always come from the disregard man gives toward the law
of the Lord. In the religious world of believers in Christ,
salvation has as many answers as the stars in the heavens.
Can one be saved only by faith? Does grace alone save?
What part do works have in my salvation? Can I be saved
by works? These questions are paramount to salvation
because a wrong answer will bring about dire
There are two kinds of faith and two kinds of works.
There is a faith that is referred to as "dead faith." James
writes, "Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works,
is dead ... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
faith without works is dead also" (James 2:17,26). Faith
can be dead or of no power or invalid. The apostle Paul
writes in Romans 5:1 of the faith justified. "Therefore,
having been justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ," This kind of faith is a
righteous faith and acceptable to God.
There are two kinds of works: dead works and works that
justify. The Hebrew writer urges his readers to "go on to
perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance
from dead works" (Hebrews 6:1). James describes works
that make a person righteous before God. "You see then
that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only"
(James 2:24). Whether of faith or of works, there are those
actions by the individual that will either condemn him
before God or justify him before God.
Dead faith is characterized by Jesus in Matthew 6:30
when men fail to trust, in God. He rebuked His disciples in
Matthew 8:26 with their lack of faith during the storm.
Faith alone cannot save as James illustrates: "You believe
that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons
believe-and tremble" (James 2:19). Felix was afraid but
his trembling faith did not save him (Acts 24:25-27). The
apostle John describes the rulers who believed in Jesus,
"but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest
they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the
praise of men more than the praise of God" (John
Faith without works is a dead faith. "Thus also faith by
itself if it does not have works, is dead" (James 2:17).
Again in James 2:26 it says, "For as the body without the
spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." To
believe that faith alone saves denies the clear teaching of
God. The only time' in scripture that faith alone' is found is
when the Lord says, "You see then that a man is justified
by works, and not by faith only" (James 2:24). Faith is the
foundation of our relationship with God. The Hebrew
writer declares in the great chapter on faith, "But without
faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to
God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of
those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
The Bible shows that faith that is little, or trembling and
without works is a dead faith - neither pleasing nor
acceptable to God! Faith alone is a dead faith! Without faith
man cannot please God! -Next week we will examine faith
justified and how man is saved by faith.
Trenton Church of Christ
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Name: Jan Harris
Lives: Trenton for the last
Family: Husband of 22
years, Emanuel; children,
Lacy, 19, Caleb, 18, and
Works:, Bank teller at
Drummond Community Bank
Likes: Working with the
Dislikes' I don't know if I
really have any dislikes.
First job: Babysitting from
the time I was 13 up until I got
married at 21
Not many people know: I
am originally from Ocala
If you were stranded on an
island, what are three things
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By Cindy Jo Ayers
you could not do without?
My husband, my children
and my Bible.
Your hero: My dad. He
struggled his whole life, but
always helped others. He was
very giving and never asked
for anything in return.
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: Pretty
extended deleveraging. While paying
off debt is a good for the long-term
health of the economy, in the short-
run it impairs consumer spending
and consumer spending accounts for
about two-thirds of our gross domes-
The bottom line is that I am'main-
taining my bullish position going'
into 2010. However, the market's
overall trend is not the key determi-
nant of your portfolio's performance.
canopies much of the yard.
The small simple camp has be-
come our family's peaceful haven
away from this crazy world we now
live in. There are much larger, fan-
cier homes at Suwannee now days,
but I don't believe there is another
one nearly as loved as our simple
abode. Our family knows that once
you turn left and put Salt Creek in
your rear view mirror, you are in for
something very, very good. You are
only moments away from the peace
and the contentment caused by the
magic spell of the ol' river, the river
that has flowed through the Suwan-
nee River Valley since the days of the
first white settler.
Allie Claire and Gus are the fifth.
generation of our family to spend the
4th of July at The Camp. If is my hope
and prayer that somehow their chil-
dren will be able to enjoy Suwannee
too. How steadfast and true traditions
are and the tradition of Suwannee for
this clan is very important indeed.
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups black-eye peas, cooked
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup videlia onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced.
1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced op- *
tional or you may use 1/4 teaspoon
1 minced hot green pepper
Mix olive oil, vinegar and sugar
together, I put these ingredients in a
canning jar and shake well. Mix all
other ingredient in bowl and pour
dressing over. Chill for 3 hours.
Although it may be easier to select
stocks in a rising market, asset al-'
location and stock selection are the
keys to increasing your wealth.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.
my. In that case you could rightfully
argue that the road ahead for Wall
Street, while it may have a few pot-
holes, is likely to be a positive one.
Probably the worst among those
postholes is 'unemployment, a key
reason for the lack of demand in the
economy. Last January, despite over-
whelming opinion to the contrary,
I stated that we would see a double
digit unemployment rate by the end
of the year. According to a recent
statement by the White House, the
rate will hit 10 percent in the next
That is the bad news. The good
news is that the unemployment rate is
usually the last of the major econom-
ic indicators to show improvement as
you exit a recession. Therefore, when
the rate begins to decline, which I be-
lieve will begin to happen in the first
half of-2010, you will know that some
solid economic growth is underway.
Furthermore, improving economic
conditions during the second half
of this year will likely mean higher
equity prices with US stocks outper-
forming European stocks and emerg-
ing markets outpacing developed
markets for the year.
So what about the omnipresent
inflation genie? As Business Week
adroitly pointed out, ever since the
late economist Milton Friedman
wrote in 1963 that "inflation is always
and everywhere a monetary phenom-
enon," central bankers have been on
notice that printing too much of the
green stuff jeopardizes their legacies
as guardians of sound money.
Yet, the Federal Reserve has in-
creased the nation's monetary base
by 114 percent over the past year
through May. Is Fed policy just ask-
ing to set loose the inflation genie
upon an unsuspecting public?
The answer is an unqualified no,
and furthermore the increase in the
monetary base may not even be large
enough. Understand that the infla-
tionary effects are being fully off-
set, or perhaps more than offset, by
household debt repayments. House-
holds are paying down debt and sav-
The people who worry about infla-
tion have not fully, grasped the rami-
fications of this multi-trillion dollar
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We had a very special 4th of July
down.at Suwannee aka Salt Creek
and before that known as. Demory
Hill. Suwannee has an interesting
history as well as many name chang-
es through the years.
Suwannee is our family's pot of
gold at the end of the rainbow. When
we pack our duffle and fill the cooler
with food, then ice it down; we are
one happy bunch. Happy because we
know that just a few miles down the
road across a couple of bridges, we
will arrive at The Camp.
My children grew up fishing on the
old dock in front of the camp. Their
grandfather, J. Min was a patient man
when it came to untangling fishing
lines and threading wigglers onto
hooks for his grandchildren. I still
remember the excited squeals when
a sassy young brim would take their
red and white plastic bobber under.
This past weekend the two young-
est members of the Ayers' clan spent
their very first 4th of July down at the
camp. It did my old heart good to sit
and watch as another generation of
our bunch claimed Suwannee as their
As our families gathered to have
lunch, a low country boil on the
banks of the beautiful Suwannee
River, I could not help but smile as
I thought about how much. Me-Ma,
(John's mother) loved the camp.
Mary (MeMa to us) inherited the
camp from her father. I sat silent for
a while listing to everyone visiting
and enjoying handfuls of boiled pea-
nuts. I pondered how pleased MeMa
and PePa would be to see the smil-
ing faces and hear the happy chatter
as everyone enjoyed the day and the
.shade of the ancient gnarly oak which
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The Langford Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, July 11 at Ot-
ter Springs. All family and friends
are invited. Bring a covered dish,
dessert and your favorite beverage.
For more information, call Phronia
Stanley at 813-988-0897 or C. T.
Langford at 386-454-2585.
Akins Family Reunion
The 27th annual Akins Family
Reunion will be on Saturday, July
18, 2009 at the Suwannee River
Shrine Club on Hwy. 26 between
Trenton and Fanning Springs.
We will meet at noon and eat at
1:00 p.m. Please bring a covered
The Townsend Family will hold
a reunion on Saturday, August 2,
2009 at Otter Springs. The gather-
ing will begin at 10:00 a.m.. The
tasty tradition since 1947 will begin
at 1:00 p.m. Music and Fellowship
will follow at 1:45 p.m. For more
information, please call 352-463-
Floyd Family Reunion
The annual Floyd family reunion
will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009,
at Hart Springs at table #8. Lunch
will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please
Marriage applications in
SRandall Scott Falero, 3/3/1961,
and Diane Marie Turner, 1/24/1956,
both of Bell.
David Aaron Mounds, 6/18/1971,
and Tamara Tennille Sims, 6/4/1978,
both of Trenton.
Charles Phillip Plateroti,
11/24/1963, and Carrie Ann Garces,
7/14/1971, both of Trenton.
bring your favorite dish. For more
information, call 352-463-6828.
The annual Nettles-Parrish-Polk
reunion will be held Sunday, July
19, at Hart Springs in Bell at Pavil-
ion A. Lunch will begin at 12:30
p.m., so come early and stay late.
Bring your favorite covered dish
and a good story. We look forward
to seeing everyone again this year.
Remember all paper goods will be
provided. If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Patti at 352-
871-3960 or Elaine at 352-472-
Viola Crews Shepherd
The Viola Crews Shepherd fam-
ily will be having a reunion on Sat-
urday, August 1, 2009, at the Bell
All family and friends are invited
to attend. A covered dish luncheon
will be served at 12 noon.
Swilley Family Reunion
Our annual Swilley Reunion will
be on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Hart
Please bring a covered dish.
Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.,
but come earlier so we'll have some
time for visiting.
Recorded marriages in
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and Elizabeth Jane Walton, 5/26/1922,
both of Gainesville, were married on
6/29/2009 in Trenton by Mrs. Cynthia
A. Chadwick, notary public.
Volunteer instructors from left to right are: Patricia Matheny of Williston,
Linda Cochran of Chiefland and Lee Miller of Old Town.
AARP Driver Safety Program
Three local AARP Driver Safety
volunteer instructors, representing
Levy and Dixie Counties, recently
attended a workshop with their coor-
dinator, Charlie Lucente.
The AARP Driver Safety Program
is conducted in two-four hour days.
Upon completion, each participant re-
ceives a certificate which may entitle
them to an auto insurance discount,
Pet Therapy can bring
comfort to hospice
By Jenni Williams
Pets play an important role in peo-
ple's lives. From dogs to rabbits to
fish, pets are faithful, loving and true.
When people are nearing end-of-life,
these faithful animals are so much
more valued and appreciated to bring
unconditional love, comfort and hap-
piness into lives.
According to revolutionhealth.
com, pet therapy has been a subject
of serious study for over 40 years
for nursing and other health care dis-
ciplines concerned with emotional
well-being and quality of life. Stud-
ies have shown that pet therapy of-
fers psychological and psychosocial
benefits in terms of emotional con-
nection, stress reduction, lowering of
blood pressure and reduced feelings
of loneliness and isolation. Since
chronic stress is a -major risk factor
in many medical and mental health
conditions, regular contact with a pet
can help decrease anxiety and stress
by tapping into a sensory experience
which increases feelings of calm
and well-being, especially during
the complicated times. Studies have
also shown that pet therapy is effec-
tive with senior citizens and hospice
patients suffering from cognitive im-
good for three years. Before taking
the course, the participant should
check with his/her insurance carrier
to see if they honor the program.
You may contact the following
instructors if you are interested in
getting a class together: Patricia Ma-
theny at 528-9005, Linda Cochran
at 493-1742 and Lee Miller at 498-
pairments, such as Alzheimer's dis-
ease and Dementia.
At Haven Hospice, pet therapy has
become a wonderful treatment option
in caring for our patients. Pet therapy
has been embraced by Haven Hospice
staff, as well as patients and families
in all locations of our 18-county ser-
vice area. Donna Rice, Haven Hos-
pice professional liaison in St. Au-
gustine, takes her dog, Buffy, a 10
year-old German Sheppard, to visit
Happy Birthday wishes to Ken-
dall Barnes, David Barnes, Kyle
Aylor, Mike Myers, Jr., and Mi-
chael Ridley on July 9; Bill Deen,
Kirby Davis, Mellissa Elmore,
John Ridley, Madison Calkin, Ca-
leb Smith and Jatteria Jolinson on
July 10; T. J. Brock, Mary Prescott,
Wilbur Bush, Kayli York on July
11; Gladys Hilliard, Darlene Bass,
Sleatha Gore, Jason Surrency,
Hylee Delancey, Pam Quincey,
and Wyatt James Fletcher on July
12; Alicia Leggett Mounts, Kim
Ploch, and Lyle Parrott on July 13;
Beth Busby, Kyle Bivens, Pat Wil-
liams, Terry Owens, Vicki Law-
rence, and Fern Beckelheimer on
July 14; Timothy Durden, Michael
Landers, Dale Thigpen, Jr., Kathy
Weaver, D1mon Leggett, Scott
Elmore, Heidi Gunnels, Katrina
James, Angela Bergsma, and Ty
Gorton on July 15.
Happy, Anniversary wishes
to Mr. and Mrs. David Ozment
on July 9; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
Calonge on July 11; Patti and Bil-
ly Greer on July 13; Mr. and Mrs.
Doug Harrison, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Surrency on July 15.
Gail Axtell was sworn in on June
30 as a new Gilchrist County Guard-
ian ad Litem volunteer. Axtell was
sworn in by County Judge Ed Phil-
man. As a Guardian ad Litem volun-
teer, Axtell will serve as an advocate
for three to five children in the county
the local nursing homes and assisted
living facilities. Buffy will even visit
with patients in. their homes. Buffy
visits with patients and families every
other Monday and Wednesday after-
noon for about 30 minutes. Rice says
patients light up when Buffy walks in
the room; their demeanor and attitude
completely change. "In a -complex
world, pet therapy is a simple comfort
to the patient, the patient's family,
employees in a facility, and to me,"
Maia, an eight year-old mixed
breed, visits the E.T. York Hospice
Care Center in Gainesville with her
owner and Haven Hospice volunteer,
Karelisa Hartigan. Maia will come in
one afternoon a week to visit with pa-
as they go through court proceed-
ings. You can make a difference in a
child's life too. Call Jenni or Michael
at 352-463-3135 (Gilchrist office) or
352-221-0317 (cell) and ask for in-
formation how you can join our next
training in September 2009.
tients. Karelisa started volunteering
Maia at Shands-in Gainesville in the
pet therapy program and realized how
beneficial it was for the patients. She
then came to Haven Hospice and has
been volunteering in the pet therapy
program for over two years. "Visit-
ing with animals can help people feel
less lonely and less depressed," said
Hartigan. "The response from the
patients is immediate."
There is an unspoken connection
between an animal and a hospice pa-
tient, one that transcends all time and
For more information on Haven.
Hospice's pet therapy program,
please call 1-800-727-1889.
Guardian ad Litem
volunteer sworn in
Judge Edward Philman and Gail Axtel
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"Two heads are better than one."
When making important decisions
,alone, we have limited information,
knowledge and perspective... but by
"adding just one person to the mix,
we immediately double that territory.
Seeking the input of others is a great,
idea if we want to be more successful
in any project or goal.
When it comes to relationships,
not only are two heads better than
one, two hearts are a necessity. In
order for any relationship to grow,
strengthen and weather conflict, both
hearts need to be engaged, plugged in
and committed to "togetherness". If
leaving the relationship is an option,
it will always seem to be the easy way
out. Walking away may be appealing
in the heat of conflict, but anyone who
has been divorced, or separated from
a parent, child, sibling or anyone they
love knows that it is no piece of cake
either. We all need people in our life
that we can count on to be there for
us.. .even when we make mistakes.
This saying came from the Old
Testament book of Ecclesiastes 4:9-
10, where, the Bible says: "Two are
better than one because they have a
good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can
help him up.
Revival Services at
Spirit of Holiness
The Spirit of Holiness Commu-
nity Church is holding a revival with
Evangelist Wesley Ard from July 12
to July 19. Sunday services are at 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. Weeknight services
will begin at 7:30 p.m. The church is
located at 5759 NW CR 340 in Bell.
Please contact Pastor Shane Smith at
386-590-6370 for more information.
But pity the man who falls and has
no one to help him up."
The good return mentioned here
gives reference to the fact that two
people can accomplish more than
one person alone, but it also implies a
more satisfying reward. We all know
that when something good happens,
it is way better to share it with some-
one. It is just not the same to keep
it to yourself! This also works well
on the other hand... bad days seem a
little "less bad" when we have some-
one to talk it out with, give us a hug,
and remind us of our blessings! This
is what "helping up" looks like...en-
couraging the one who has fallen to
get back up and plug back into life. It
is interesting that when the word for
"friend" is translated from the origi-
nal Hebrew, it can mean everything
from an intimate relationship with a
spouse, family member, or lifelong
friend, to a brand new friend or ac-
Draw support from the people God
places in your path, even if it may
be just for a season. Take the time
to give that support to whoever is in
your path as well... because two are
better than one.. .and your heart mat-
Gospel Sing at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church
There will be a Gospel Sing on July
11,2009, at 7:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church, which is located on
CR 232 in Bell. "The Henegar Gen-
eratiofis" will be the guest singers.
We invite all of you to. come out and
receive a blessing by showing your
love and support for this group.
If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Patty at 352-542-
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(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2>6)
10:50 a.m. Sunday9 Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service
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Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
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Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career................. 7:00 p.m.
- Nursery provided for all services -
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (ssc)
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE - NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................ 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$S MOODY '
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
74 First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brins Blessin .r.s"
Assotiate Pastor of Children and Youth
ell 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
LIFE program will
continue at RMS
LIFE will go on for another year at
Richardson Middle School (RMS),
courtesy of The Ichetucknee Partner-
ship (TIP) and the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Prolection
LIFE is the award-winning Learn-
ing in Florida's Environment program
developed by DEP, and introduced at
RMS last year in teacher Kelly Tom-
linson's 6th-grade advanced place-
ment class. Funding to bring LIFE to
RMS last year was provided by TIP
and DEP. At its quarterly meeting on
June 11, the TIP executive commit-
tee approved continued funding for
the 2009-10 school year, to cover the
cost of expanding the program to in-
*clude both sixth- and seventh-grade
advanced placement classes.
The program provides both claps-
room study and field experiences
for students, so that they can better
understand local water resources
- Which for RMS students means Al-
ligator Lake, Ichetucknee River and
Springs,, and the Floridan Aquifer.
. The TIP executive committee also
heard from Alan Baker, of Advanced
Geospatial Inc. (AGI), who pre-
sented the Columbia County Aquifer
Vulnerability Assessment (CCAVA).
CCAVA identifies areas of Columbia
County where the Floridan Aquifer
system is more vulnerable to con-
tamination from activities at land
AGI developed the CCAVA at the
request of the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District, Columbia
County, and the City of Lake City.
The study, sponsored by TIP and
funded by the� District, the County,
the City and DEP, can be used as a
tool to help county and city officials
make informed decisions on future
growth and development.
"This study would be a good plan-
ning tool for the county," said County
Manager Dale Williams.
For more information about The
Ichetucknee Partnership, visit www.
On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquarters,
Hwy. 49 and U.S. 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider
district business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters. A workshop will
follow the governing board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.
US farmers overcome
Farmers faced looming adversity
during the spring planting season,
which caused lowered expectations,
but they ultimately overcame these
adversities. The USDA projects the
second-largest corn planting acreage
Since 1946, after 2007.
Early stages of planting were simi-
lar to last year's conditions. Though
low temperatures and frequent pre-
cipitation slowed planting in early
May, warmer dryer conditions even-
tually returned, allowing farmers to
make accelerated progress in late
May. U.S. corn producers planted an
estimated 87 million acres, up 1 per-
cent from 2008. U.S. soybean farm-
ers reached a historic high, increasing
planting nearly 2 percent from 2008,
with 77.5 million acres planted. To-
gether, U.S. corn and soybean pro-
ducers worked steadfastly to plant a
total 164.5 million acres-, an increase
of nearly 3 percent.
U.S. Grains Council President
and CEO Ken Hobbie said U.S ag-
ricultural producers continually show
ed Methodist Church
3 NE 2nd Street 4_
Dnton, FL 32693
Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor
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We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CJR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................ 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening W orship .................................. 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton - 2.5 miles West of SR 129)
Sunday School........................10:00 AM
Morning Worship....................... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship.......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth... 7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton youth Director Josh Dease
On June 30th, the youth who at-
tended the Bell Library Summer Pro-
gram were in for a treat. The Gilchrist
Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
trict presented a program on Florida
Farms and the importance they play
in everyone's lives. The youth were
asked, where did their food come
from? Most responded from a farm
which was very surprising to hear, as
many will answer from Winn-Dixie,
Publix or Wal-Mart.
A book titled These Florida Farms
that explains where our food comes
from was read. In this book the
youth were taken on an adventure to
learn about the many different types
of farms Florida has. There are farms
that produce beef cattle, fruits and
vegetables, and the Gulf produces
seafood that is important in our daily
diet. There are vegetables that are
grown above ground as well as un-
derground. Then there are the farms
that produce items which are not
eaten such as cotton or flowers that
are-given for holidays or birthdays, or
any special occasion. Then there are
animals that may be used for farming
cattle, racing horses, show horses,
tropical fish for one's fish tanks, etc.
Don't forget about the many zoos that
fiouse different types.of animals and
plants. A zoo setting may be the only
contact we ever have to learn about
them . The book goes on to talk
about replenishing trees when they
are taken for products such as wood,
pencils, building material, etc.
The youth learned that when they
go into a 'grocery store hnd they see
all that food; it comes from a farm.
When they go into a clothing store
and they see those fancy shorts, skirts
and shirts, they come from a farm.
When they go to the seafood store to
get that fish or shrimp for dinner, it
came from a farm, gulf or ocean. In
the end, farmers need to be thanked
for all the hard work they do every
day, as farmers do not get time off
for holidays, birthdays, or any special
occasion, because these farm prod-
ucts must be harvested every day, so
that they can be available to us daily
This same program was also pre-
sented to Kathy's All Things Day
their efficiency and ability to produce
enough grains to meet market de-
mands. He said America's farmers
demonstrate a loyal commitment to
assuring an adequate supply of af-.
fordable quality feed despite hard-
ships faced during difficult spring
planting. With rapid response to the
marketplace, producers continually
provide unwavering dedication and
allegiance to U.S. and global con-
"I cannot say I am surprised by the
recent planning projections issued by
USDA. Time and time again, U.S.
farmers are faced with adversity, but
their commitment to providing an
Care in Bell. As these youth were not
, able to attend the library program due
to the rain, the program was brought
Everyone made a unique butterfly
which they took home afterwards,and
each received an additional coloring
book, activity book, pencil, eraser
and tattoos. The youth seemed to en-
joy this program very much.
For those who may have missed the
program in Bell, this same program
will be offered July 9th at the Trenton
Library, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The Gilchrist Soil and Water
Conservation offer many programs
throughout the year. If anyone is in-
terested in learning more about our
program, please contact our office at
adequate supply of U.S. feed ingre-
dients as well as their dedication to
curbing global hunger perseveres,"
said Hobbie. "Thanks to U.S. farm-
ers, we are able to reassure our global
end-users on the reliability of U.S.
agriculture and create dependability
in the global marketplace for U.S.
agricultural products. This is another
factual demonstration of U.S. farm-
ers meeting global demand."
Information from surveys are com-
piled in USDA's Acreage Report,
released on June 30, 2009. Surveys
were conducted the first two weeks
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BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship i11 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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Purple Powerhouse Ban
It's hard to believe there are only
three weeks until preseason Band
Camp. Preseason camp will be
August 3 to 7; and all leadership,
percussion, flag auxiliary and new
marching band members are required
to attend all week. As the week pro-
gresses, the band students will attend
based on their years in band (second
years starts August 5) with everyone
attending on that Friday, August 7.
Regular band camp will be August 10
to the 14 and everyone is expected to
attend that week as well. There will
be flag and percussion instructors and
Band Director Sara DiPardo oh site
during the two week camp. Boost-
ers will also be on site measuring and*
The leadership has mailed the band
camp packets to current, new and
transfer band members. If you have
not received your packet, please con-
This year, over 2100 teams from
across the United States and in the
Department of Defense Schools
worldwide competed in an online
competition in which students an-
swered questions on content taught in
the JROTC curriculum plus current
events and standard questions found
on the ACT and SAT.
The Bell High School JROTC team
consisting of Sarah Nesmith, Valerie
Pure Water Wilderness (Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy Tourist Development
Board) in conjunction with the PWW
Chamber Coalition (local chambers:
Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland,
Dixie, Fanning Springs, Gilchrist,
Steinhatchee River, Suwannee River,
Williston and Withlacoochee Gulf
Area as well the Levy County Visi-
tors Bureau and Gilchrist County
Tourist Development Council) in-
Hilliard, Alyssa Furst, and Kristina
Hicks, along with fifty-five other
teams, were selected to attend the
prestigious National Army JROTC
Leadership Symposium, hosted by
George Mason University in Fairfax,
During the symposium, the cadets
had the opportunity to tour Wash-
ington, DC, and relate leadership
values to the historic landmarks and
vite you to their 4th Annual Tourism
Summit, (WOW Right in Your Own
Backyard) on Tuesday, August 11,
2009, beginning at 9:00 a.m. con-
cluding around 3:00 p.m. The sum-
mit will take place at the Pine Grove
Baptist Church on CR 339 between
Trenton & Bronson. Businesses will
have the opportunity to meet, net-
work and form partnerships with
other Tri-County businesses. This
is an excellent way to increase your
business name recognition. Progress
Energy will once again sponsor the
Prime Location t In Trenton - City Water/Sewer
2.100 soft * $1.300 per month * 472-2034 Leav
memorials. The cadets were also able
to meet other cadets and exchange
ideas, learn about new and exciting
aspects of other JROTC, programs,
and how to work in teams.
The cadets are excited and anxious
for the school year to start, so they
can implement the many new ideas
and concepts they learned while at
catered lunch. The best news is the
entire event is free.
Sessions will feature "Why Attend
Tradeshows" and "Know Your Re-
sources" with excellent speakers that
will grab your attention and get you
motivated. Pre-registration is advised
and if you register on-line at www.
August 1, you will have a chance to
win a great door prize. There will also
be a limited number of display tables
with. information from organiza-
tions/businesses ($20.00 donation to
reserve display table). We also offer
"Table Sponsorships to feature your
business as one of our primary spon-
sors." A table seats six and is $100.00
donation. If you are looking for an
additional way to showcase your
business at the summit, how about
donating a door prize for the event.
Contact your local chamber office or
Donna @ Pure Water Wilderness!
To learn more about Pure Water
Wilderness visit our web site at www.
For more information contact Don-
na at (352) 463-3467.
Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
is a complete primary medical
and urgent care service provider.
Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and
now in Branford, Chiefland, and Williston, we offer
healthcare services for the whole family, focusing on
health and wellness from birth to senior care. With
everything from health check-ups and x-rays,to chronic
disease management and health screening, to
chiropractic care and a full-service pharmacy, we're a
one-stop medical provider for all your health needs.
* Most Insurance Accepted
* Complete Primary Care
* Sliding Scale Fees
* Well Baby Exams
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* Massage Therapy (Trenton Office)
Visit our Website at
tact Booster President, Elaine Lagasse
at 386-935-4007 and she will see you
get the information. This packet con-
tains the list of required items, costs,
camp schedule, camp survival tips
and the forms to be filled out.
On Friday, August 14, the Band
Boosters will host a cookout at the
conclusion of camp for the musicians
and their families. After the cookout,
the band will give a sneak preview of
our halftime show which is the mu-
sic of Earth, Wind and Fire. So, get
ready to boogey.
While our musicians are hard at
work at camp, the boosters are crank-
ing up the beginning fundraising
activities for the year. On Saturday,
August 8 the boosters will be hold-
ing a huge yard sale at the Bell Com-
munity Center. If you have been
cleaning out the closets and storage
spaces, we can use your treasures. To
Take Stock in Children honored
local program partners in the
Take Stockin Children, the nation's
premier mentoring and scholarship
organization, honored local program
partners from across the state for their
success in providing low-income, at-
risk children with scholarships, men-
tors, and hope.
Seven awards were given to pro-
gram partners who provided out-
standing dedication and commitment
to the students they serve during the
2008/2009 school year. The follow-
ing awards were given: Excellence
in Mentoring - Nassau County led
by Florida Community College at
Jacksonville; Excellence in Program
Growth - Lake City Community
College Foundation and Take Stock
in Children of Sarasota County; and
Excellence in Program Management
- Manatee County Schools Founda-
tion, Brevard Schools Foundation,
Escambia Foundation for Excellence,
and Charlotte Education Foundation.
The Florida Lottery, a long-term
statewide sponsor of Take Stock in
Children sponsored the event at-
tended by more than 140 educational
advocates from around the state. The
Florida Lottery believes that the fu-
ture begins with supporting Florida's
children with a strong education. The
Florida Lottery has contributed more
than $19 billion to education initia-
tives across the state.
Take Stock in Children is a non-
profit organization providing scholar-
.ships, mentors and hope to Florida's
underprivileged youth. Take Stock in
Children is a longterm, results driven
program which offers a comprehen-
sive plan of success for selected stu-
dents - they must sign a contract to
.stay in high school, maintain good
grades, and meet with a mentor once
a week. In turn, Take Stock in Chil-
dren provides each student with a
paid tuition scholarship to attend col-
lege or an occupational school. Take
Stock in Children is a public-private
partnership that includes an array of
individual, civic, government, non-
profit, and for profit organizations.
The investment from these various
resources reassures students that their
communities support them in their
efforts to succeed in college, occupa-
tional education, and most important-.
ly in life. Take Stock in Children has
been identified by the National Advi-
sory Committee of Student Financial
Assistance as a program that works
with a unique structure.
Take Stock in Children has served
more than 17,000 children since its
inception in 1995. To learn more,
visit www.takestockinchildren.org or
contact your local Lake City Com-
munity College Program Coordina-
tor, Rena Violette at (386) 754-4392
Sonja D. Yarbrough
Director Public Information
Lake City Community College
donate to yard sale or to have a large
items picked up please contact our
Yard Sale Chairperson, Yvonne Nobs
at 352-454- 4750 or Dermot Burke
386-935-4007. We will also be sell-
ing hot dogs and cold drinks at the
On Friday, August 21, the boosters
will be holding a "Back to School"
Dance for the Middle School from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m. The dance will cost
$5.00 and only be open to middle
school students. School dress and
rules apply. There will also be Back
to School photos available and re-
freshments will be provided.
Look for more information on
these activities in this newspaper
in the weeks to follow. Final note:
Congratulations to our Band Director
on her recent marriage to our and her
greatest supporter, Michael DiPardo.
We wish you both years of happi-
8th annual Bell
The Bell Woodturners will hold
their 8th Annual Demo/Sale Day on
Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 a.m. un-
til 3:00 p.m. at the Bell Community
Center in Bell, Florida.
All attendees will receive a free
pot. Additionally you will be eligible
for door prizes and you don't have to
present to win.
The club invites the public to at-
tend this event where they will see
various woodturning demonstrations
during the day. Many club members
will have their work for sale also.
Post 91 News
The American Legion Post 91 and
Auxiliary in Trenton will have its
monthly meeting and dinner on the
16th of July starting at 5:30 p.m.
with a donation dinner. The meet-
ing will start after the dinner. We ask
those attending to bring a dessert or
veggie to share. Please support your
post by attending. The new officers
would like your support and help in
moving the post forward in the com-
For God and country
Leema White Commander
Pictured from left to right are Alyssa Furst, Sarah Nesmith, Colonel McGill, Kristina Hicks and Valerie
JROTC Cadets lead the way
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* New Start Date for School - Students will start school Monday, August 17.
Open Enrollment for School Choice/Virtual Education July 1-31.
Read below for details.
SB 1676 is a new law that requires all Florida school districts to provide
a Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) for its students.The North. East
Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) is pleased to provide VIP
services to its member districts' students.The first step toward enrolling
in a VIP is to determine a student's eligibility. Under the new law a stu-
dent is eligible if he/she:
* resides in a NEFEC participating school district (Gilchrist); and
* was enrolled in a Florida public school for the 08-09 school year; and
* was present in school for the October and February FTE counts;
is the dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces
who was transferred to Florida within the last 12 months;
* was enrolled in a school district virtual instruction program in 08-09
or a K-8 Virtual School Program.
Additionally, the VIP is for K-8 fulltime virtual students only. In grades
9-12,the VIP is fulltime with the exception of students who meet criteria
for their district's dropout prevention program.VIP is not for students
wishing to take select courses in a virtual environment. Please see your
school's guidance counselor for these options.
If you think your students) meet these criteria, please link to
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JULY 9,2009
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SIHUTID AVI, JI Y ViV 07, ')AAN-Q L-J- --i T -N O A P- age Seven
SVL 15 and under advances
Front row, kneeling left to right: Kolton. Mims, Clif Bryant, Ozie Parrish, Stephen Smith, Darren
Skawienski, and Brooks Parrish (bat boy). Back row, standing left to right: Coach Todd Bryant, Jonathan
Smith, Hunter Williams, Jonathan Rowe, Hunter Parrish, Coach Roy Williams, Cedric Stokes, Brandon
Stone, Corbin Wiggins, and Justin Crown.
By Todd Bryant Parrish and Hunter Williams .had 2
The Suwannee Valley Leagues 15 hits each. Cedric Stokes, Hunter Par-
and Under baseball team traveled to rish, Clif Bryant, Justin Crown, and
Lake City to play in the District 1 Jonathan Rowe each had 1 RBI.
Tournament held June 26 - 29. On Saturday, Suwannee Valley
Suwannee Valley drew Ft. White would play Union County for the
in the first round and won 11-1. Jus- winner's bracket champion. Kolton
tin Crown pitched all six innings for Mims started on the hill for Suwan-
SVL, striking out 5 and walking only nee Valley and pitched 5 innings. He
1. Jonathan Rowe had 3 RBIs, Ste- struck out 6, had only 1 walk, but
phen Smith has 3 hits and 3 RBIs, gave up 10 runs on 17 hits. Hunter
Clif Bryant had 2 RBIs, Justin Crown Williams pitched in relief in, the 6th
had 2 RBIs, and Hunter Parrish had and 7th innings, striking out 2 and
2 hits. walking 1, and only giving up 2 runs
Mayo was next in the bracket for on 2 hits. Offensively, the Tigers put
Suwannee Valley. Corbin Wiggins up some big numbers. Cedric Stokes
pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out has 3 hits, Hunter Parrish had 2 hits,
4 and walking 1. Hunter Williams Stephen Smith had 3 hits and 2 RBIs,
pitched 2/3 of an ning and Justin Clif Bryant had 3 hits and 3 RBIs,
Crown pitched the final inning. The Hunter Williams had 3 walks and 2
Suwannee Valley pitching and de- RBIs, Justin Crown had 2 doubles and
fense didn't give up any runs in the 3 RBIs, Jonathan Smith had 3 RBIs,
5-0 shutout. Offensively, Hunter and Jonathan Rowe had 2 hits, in-
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Suwannee Valley beat Union County
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15-14 in 9 innings. Suwannee Valley
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In the championship game Suwan-
nee Valley started Justin Crown on the
mound. Crown went 5 innings, giv-
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Suwannee Valley won 10-6 and will
advance to Sanford to participate in
the 15 and Under State A Division
Championship July 16-21.
SVL Board Meeting
The Suwannee Valley Board Meet-
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in Bell on July 13 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information and direc-
tions, visit www.SuwanneeValley-
Three local students
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Three area students have been
identified as Farm Credit Scholars
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their 2009 studies.
The recipients are Adam Cook of
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the North Florida HOBY Site of
the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY)
Leadership Seminar. Caleb joined
more that 100 other young leaders
representing many high schools
from throughout North Florida.
Representing Trenton High School,
Caleb is the son of Shannon and
HOBY Leadership Seminars
bring together a select group of
sophomores from public and pri-
vate high schools to interact with
groups of distinguished leaders in
business, government, education
and the professions to discuss pres-
ent and future issues. The goal is
to provide the youths a stimulating
forum for learning about critical is-
sues while broadening their under-
standing of their leadership poten-
tial and quest for self-development.
HOBY leaders are also challenged
to return to their communities to
perform at least 100 hours of com-
rmunity service within 1.2 months
following the Seminar.
Since HOBY's founding, the goal
of each seminar is to provide a cata-
lyst to lifelong leadership develop-
ment that empowers individuals to
achieve their highest potential. As
the Ambassadors are exposed to
new ideas and engage in challeng-
ing topics, HOBY hopes to illustrate
how to constructively think and dis-
cuss complex issues with individu-
als from various backgrounds and
beliefs. The goal is to show the Am-
bassadors how to think rather than
what to think. Since 1958 HOBY
has been a part of more than 375,000
students lives, many of whom con-
tinue to volunteer on HOBY semi-
nar planning committees, in their
local communities, and schools to
keep the HOBY spirit alive
erations and management.
Hammond is the son of Al and A- alafish
Donna Hammond of Alachua. He
graduated from Santa Fe College
with an associate's degree in 2008
and is currently pursuing a degree in Faa Sez142[
forest resource and conservation with
a minor in management and sales in
agribusiness at UF.
Johnson, a Chiefland .native, is
the son of Chad "Craker" and An-'
gela Johnson. He graduated from
Chiefland High School and will at-
tend Santa Fe College in the fall. He j
plans to transfer to UF to earn a de-
gree in entomology with a minor in
biotechnology. 46 71
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On Monday, May 25, a baby
manatee was bom in the springs
at Otter Springs Park and Camp-
ground. The mother came into the
springs the day before and was seen
swimming slowly around the entire
area. At approximately 10:00 on
Monday, she came into shallow wa-
ter near the old concrete dock where
she gave birth to a new little mana-
tee. The mother and baby swam
around the springs the remainder
of the day, with mom nudging the
baby up for a breath periodically.
Many of the Memorial Day camp-
ground visitors were honored to see
the birth and first day of our newest
The park is also pleased to an-
'nounce that the springs are finally
clear of duckweed and are now
open for swimming.
Manager, Otter Springs
Dillon Paulling is a new member of
American Angus Association
Dillon Paulling of Trenton is a participate in programs conducted
new junior member of the American by the National Junior Angus Asso-
Angus Association�, reports Bryce . ciation and take part in association
Schumann, CEO of the national or- sponsored shows and other national
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Local survey on
Over the last several months, The
Quit Doc Research and Education
Foundation conducted a survey of
local businesses regarding point-of-
purchase tobacco advertising.
The survey, which looked at ex-
terior and interior tobacco advertis-
ing, was conducted in 13 businesses
within three miles of all of the public
schools within Gilchrist County.
Focusing on the type of market-
ing that impacts youth tobacco sales,
a standardized report card was used
to grade individual business on the
amount, type, and location of tobacco
products and tobacco advertising in
retailers that sell tobacco.
"Overall, 69% of tobacco retailers
received a failing grade," reported
Dr. Barry Hummel, co-founder of
the Quit Doc Research and Educa-
tion Foundation. "This means those
tobacco retailers hear local schools
have a significant amount of tobacco
advertising designed to target chil-
The worst offenders are conve-
nience stores and gas stations. All
of the retailers in these categories
received a failing grade. "The sur-
vey revealed that every single con-
venience store in Gilchrist County
aims their tobacco advertising at chil-
dren and teens," added Dr. Hummel,
"which is scary when you consider
how frequently teens visit these types
Meanwhile, other businesses
typically sell tobacco much more
discreetly. This is not the case in
,Gilchrist County. "Supermarkets, for
example, tend to score well because
they restrict tobacco sales to one
customer service area, and they have
little or no advertising," reported Dr.
Hummel. "This was not the case in
Gilchrist County, where two of the
three grocery stores also received a
There was one bright spot: three
pharmacies were included in the
survey, and all three had no tobacco
products or tobacco advertising.
"Larger drug stores, like CVS and
Walgreen's, tend to sell tobacco.
Ironically, those products are- fre-
quently sitting on shelves right next
to the smoking cessation aids. Small-
er pharmacies, like those in Bell and
Trenton, rarely sell tobacco. It was
nice to see local pharmacies follow-
ing that trend."
For more information on the sur-
vey method visit www.storealert.org,
or contact Dr. Barry Hummel at 866-
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17th is Student/Senior Night with $1
Rum Island schedules
Saturday, July 11 is day for the
Rum Island cleanup re-schedule. We
hope some of you will be able to join
us. Please meet Elliot Hart at Rum
Island at 9 a.m. We will plan to finish
about noon. Santa Fe Canoe Outpost
will be providing the canoes, so I will
need a firm commitment from those
needing to use one of the canoes no
later than Thursday morning July 9.
We will definitely have limited space.
If you volunteer, I will let you know
if we are already full by the time I
receive your e-mail. We're thinking
there should be a good bit to do since
the 4th is the previous weekend, so
we especially appreciate your help.
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'FHURSDAY, JULY 9,2009
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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Mr. Glenn Wilbur Dobbs
Glenn Wilbur Dobbs, 87, of Fort
White passed away at North Florida
Regional Medical Center on July 2,
2009. He was born in Toltdo, Illi-
nois, and resided in Fort White since
1976 after moving from Margate.
He was a retired security guard for
a boat manufacturing company. He
was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist
He is survived by his wife, Maudie
Dobbsof Fort White; 3 sons, Bruce
(Brenda) Dobbs of Jupiter, Robert
Dobbs of Georgia, and Daniel (Sha-
ron) Dobbs of Fort White; 1 sister,
Hazel Machetta of Chesterton, Indi-
ana, and 7 grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday,
July 6, 2009, at Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church with Reverend James West
officiating. Burial followed at Mt.
Horeb Cemetery. Visitation was held
one hour prior to the service. Ar-
rangements were in the care of Ev-
ans-Carter Funeral Home in High
Mr. Doyle Crockett Hand
Doyle Crockett Hand, age 73, of
Old Town, passed away Sunday,
June 28, 2009, at his home surround-
ed by his family and partner, Sally
Sanchez, after a courageous battle
with cancer. Doyle was born in Co-
lumbiana, Alabama, August 5, 1935.
He was the son of Ibrey Hand and
Tommy Lucille Lindsey.
Doyle attended Holy Cross Mission
of Cross City. During his time of ac-
tive service in the Air Force, Doyle
served in Okinawa, Germany and
France. In this area, he worked for the
Levy County Housing Authority and
retired from Cross City Correctional.
in 1997. He went on to work at the
Tri-County Nursing Home. Doyle's
passions were traveling, camping,
his family and blue grass music. His
pleasures came from sitting around a
campfire, enthusiastically cheering
during his granddaughters' softball
games on the CAAA league, family
gatherings, and an evening of play-
ing cards or dominos. He loved blue
Doyle gave a helping hand to ev-
eryone. He didn't agree with being
judgmental of anyone.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Daphna Hand; parents, lbrey
Hand and Tommy Lucille Lindsey;
stepfather, William Ralph Lindsey
and daughter, Anita Darlene Hand.
He is survived by his partner, Sal-
ly; brothers, Wayne and Larry Hand;
sisters, Norma Jean Anderson, Gwen
Sanders and Brenda Griffin; son,
Steve B. Hand; daughters, Donita
Tapp and Susanne Goss; stepdaugh-
ters, Cheryl Twaimbly (Jeff) and
Kathy Culhane. He enjoyed grand-
children Jeremy Dale, Tamica Faye,
Stephanie Dawn, Megan, Chelsea,
Jared, Austin Jacob and Emma Rose.
Committal services will be held
at the Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell, Florida on Thursday, July
9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. and a memorial
service at the Holy Cross Mission in
Cross City on Friday, July 10, 2009
,at 11:00 a.m.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.
Ms. Lois Jean Crum
Lois Jean Crum Welch passed
away at her home in Cross City at
the age of 73. Ms. Welch moved to
Cross City from Spring Hill about 13
years ago and was the office manager
at the Shady Oaks RV Park.
She is survived by her husband,
Daniel Welch; her sons, Thomas E.
Crum II of Tampa and Jeffrey N.
Crum of Brooksville; her daughter,
Jeanie Marie of California; 12 grand-
children; 6 great-grandchildren; her
brother, Butch Eager of Ohio; her
sisters, Donna Walker and Beverly
Hythen, both of Ohio, and Patty Bai-
ley of Florida.
A memorial service is being
planned by her family for a later date.
Arrangements were placed under the
care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home
in Cross City.
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RT OF THE
son; and THE
James F Akers and Barbara G. Ak-
ers to James F. Akers Trustee, Bar-
bara G. Akers Trustee, James F. Ak-
ers and Barbara G. Akers Revocable
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 6
Block A Waters Lake Subdivision, on
Wachovia Bank National Asso-
ciation to Troy N. Payne and Crys-
tal A. Payne, special warranty deed,
Household Finance Corporation to
Catherine Kelley, special warranty
deed, $84,000.00, Lot 6 Norfleet
Pines, on 6/29/2009.
Juanita Mosley to Juanita Mosley
and Jeremy Michael'Mosley, warran-
ty deed, $10.00, Lots 27 and 28 Block
C Two Rivers Estates, on 6/29/2009.
Robert J. Perryman and Linda
M. Perryman to Robert J. Perryman
Trustee, Linda M. Perryman Trustee,
and the Perryman Family Revoca-
ble Trust, statutory warranty deed,
$10.00, on 6/30/2009.
Dale Group Investors, Inc. to Ruth
Football Ages: 7-12
Cheerleading Ages: 5-12
9am - 12pm at McArthur Park
(You can also sign-up anytime at Caboodles, Inc. in Trenton)
Registration fee is $75.00 and registration fees are due at the time of sign up.
All football players must provide a non-returnable copy of
their birth certificate at sign up.
- SUMMER CAMP -
July 30th - August 1st
6:30-8:30 pm Thursday/Friday and
For more information or to sign up contact:
G. Morton and Michael S. Mor-
ton, warranty deed, $191,500.00,
Lot 3 Oak Leaf 1st Addition, on
Michael Johannes Girard to Keith
M. Hartsfield, Jr. and Patricia P.
Hartsfield, special warranty deed,
$5,000.00, on 7/1/2009.
Michael Kames and Amanda
Karnes to Ernest Roberson and Kay
Griffis, quit claim deed, $200.00,
East 1/2 of Lot 1 Block 7 Trenton
Original Survey, on 7/2/2009.
Jason A. Myers and Ashley Myers
to Henry T. Gonzales, warranty deed,
$40,000.00, Lot 57 Ayers Estates, on
Trenton Trading Company to Fe-
licia M. Calvert, warranty deed,
$35,000.00, Lot 128 Pines Estates,
Linda Timmerman and John Tim-
merman to Bailey Brothers Inc.,
warranty deed, $290,000.00, on
From the Desk of Gilchrist
County Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE
WEEK ENDING: JULY 6,2009
On June 23, 2008, Kimberly M.
Sutton, 7/23/80, was arrested on a
Polk County Warrant with the charge
of Fraud/Insufficient Funds.
On June 24, 2008, Krista L. Contel-
lo, 7/2/76, was arrested on the charge
of Filing a False Police Report.
On June 24, 2008, Marcus B.
Houser, 10/28/89, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Grand Theft.
On June 24, 2008, Doyle B. Prid-
geon, 9/14/54, was arrested on the
charge of Contempt of Court.
On June 24, 2008, Kathy A. Luke,
3/24/61, was arrested on the charge
of Violation of Injunction.
On June 26, 2008, Jessie R.
L'Hommedieu, 1/20/83, was arrested
on charges of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence and Criminal Mischief.
On June 26, 2008,. Billy J. Russell,
8/20/87, was arrested on the charge
of VOP/Petit Theft.
On June 27, 2008, Brandon L.
Edwards, 6/12/89, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Possession of a Fire-
arm by Convicted Felon.
On June 28, 2008, Ronald E.
Joyner, 11/12/62, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft.
On June 28, 2008, Cody E. Prid-
geon, 3/20/85. was arrested on
charges of DUI, Assault on Law En-
forcement Officer, Drivers License
Violation/ Business only.
On June 28, 2008, Dustin E. Cox,
10/30/85, was arrested on the charge
of Battery/Domestic Violence.
.On June 29, 2008, Cameron W.
Haynes, 6/24/64, was arrested on
charges of DUI and DWLSR.
On June 29, 2008, Sergio Cruz,
1/4/84, was arrested on charges of
DUI, DWLSR and Giving False In-
formation to Law Enforcement Of-
On June 29, 2009, Betty L. Kahn,
12/13/69, was arrested on the charge
of Battery/Domestic Violence
On June 29, 2009, Elizabeth B.
Dolly, 9/13/59, was arrested on the
charge of Battery/Domestic Violence
On June 29, 2009, Shelia M.
Zubek, 4/6/56, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of VOP/Grarid Theft.
On June 30, 2009, James R. Ca-
son, 5/29/74, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Fraud/Insufficient
On June 30, 2009, Takiby J. Jack-
son, 6/11/88, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of Contraband
On June 30, 2009, Tarius R. Wil-
liams, 5/16/82, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of FTA/Possession of Less than 20
On June 30, 2009, a Juvenile was
arrested on the charge of Grand
On June 30, 2009, Sean D. Fran-
zius, 12/15/86, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of VOP/Worthless Checks and an
Alachua County Warrant with three
counts of FTA/Insufficient Funds.
On July 1, 2009, Daisy Thomas,
5/26/72, was arrested on charges of
Trafficking in Oxycodone and Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On July 1, 2009, Willie D. Jenkins,
1/28/54, was arrested on two counts
of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly
Weapon/Knife and Gun.
On July 2, 2009, Robert A. Cox,
7/27/67, was arrested on the charge
On July 3, Chester K. Ruggles,
3/21/88, was arrested on charges of
VOP/Possession of brug Parapher-
nalia and VOP/Possession of Alcohol
under the Age of 21.
On July 3, 2009, Brain McDaniel,
6/9/64, was arrested on the charge of
Violation of Probation.
On July 5, 2009, Charles�D. Cdng-
den, 5/12/83, was arrested on charges
of Possession of Controlled Sub-
stance with Intent to Sell, Possession
of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell,
Possession of Marijuana with Intent
to Sell and Possession of Drug Para-
On July 5, 2009, Christopher ,S,
Young, 7/9/85, was arrested on charg-
es of VOP/Possession of Alcohol and
Possession of Less than 20 Grams of
On July 5, 2009, April M. Salley,
2/12/75, was arrested on the charge
of Battery/Domestic Violence.
On July 6,2009, Patrick E. Watson,
8/18/81, was arrested on the charge
of Violation of Probation.
SHINE to visit area
* Do you have questions about Medi-
care or Medicare/Medicaid, Supple-
mental Insurance, PaA D Prescription
Drug Plans, or Medicare billings?
If you do, come see SHINE, a
volunteer program with the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs for one-
on-one counseling. SHINE provides
free, unbiased and confidential assis-
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or want to know a site close to you,
call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-
SHINE's next site visits are on
Friday, July 17 at 10:00-noon at
the Branford Library; Wed, July 22
at 10:00-noon at the Trenton Public
Library; and Wed,"Jly 22 at 2:00-
4:00 p.m. at the Cross City Public
Business of the Year
The Greater Chiefland Area Cham-
ber of Commerce is inviting nomi-
nations for the 2009 Business of the
Year. The award will be presented
at the September 15 luncheon in cel-
ebration of Industry Appreciation
Any local business in operation
currently, and for at least one year,
is eligible. Some qualifications to
consider may include job .creation,
community involvement, employee
appreciation, innovation and entre-
Nomination forms are available
at area banks and stores or from the
Chamber office. Letters of recom-
mendation are equally welcome.
Submissions are due at the Chamber
by 2:00 p.m. on August 3. Additional
information is available there in the
23 SE 2nd Avenue train depot or by
IN THE CIRCUIT COU
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AND FOR GILCHRIST
CASE NO. 2
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
a Florida banking corporate
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single person; SHERRY
STEADMAN, a single per
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above styled cause and w
the Courthouse steps of the
County Courthouse in Trer
on the 27th day ofJuly, 2009
at the hour of 11:00 a.m.
All interested parties sha
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that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
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he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
"Person will disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352)
498-1200 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. July 9, 2009.
ION, INC., NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD
kLE OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CONCERNN CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
GIVEN that I, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
of the Circuit the ordinance, which title hereinafter
ial Circuit, in appears, will be considered for enactment
unty, Florida, by the Board of Commissioners of the
final Judgment City of Trenton, Florida, at a public
n the above hearing on July 20, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.,
publicc sale the or as soon thereafter as the matter can be
erty situate in heard, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
da, to wit: Chambers, City Hall located at 114 North
RWALK OF Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of
PHASE 3, said ordinance may be inspected by any
ereof recorded member of the public at the Office of the
31-33 public City Clerk/Manager,
nty, Florida. City Hall located at 114 North Main
to the highest Street, Trenton, Florida, during regular
ursuant to the business hours. On the date, time and
entered in the place first above mentioned, all interested
ill be held on persons may appear and be heard with
e GILCHRIST respect to the ordinance.
nton, FLorida, ORDINANCE NO. 2009-41 -
i, commencing AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING
ll be governed TO THE REZONING OF LESS
% THAN TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES
*June, 2009. OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN
PH GILLIAM APPLICATION, LDR 09-32, BY THE
rk of the Court CITY COMMISSION, TO AMEND
(SEAL) THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS
utumn Ellinger OF THE CITY OF TRENTON LAND
Deputy Clerk DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR REZONING
FROM COMMERCIAL, GENERAL
(CG) TO COMMERCIAL, CENTRAL
KTING BUSINESS DISTRICT (C-CBD) OF
nal Water CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY
GIVEN that the OFTRENTON,FLORIDA;PROVIDING
ater Authority SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ting scheduled ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
at 2:00 p.m. at PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
ity Hall, 17651 The public hearing may be continued
ngs, FL. to one or more future dates. Any
'E Pursuant to interested party shall be advised that the
hat if a person date, time and place of any continuation
ision made by of the public hearing shall be announced
to any matter during the public hearing and that no
ig he/she may further notice concerning the matter will
atim record of be published.
Which record All persons are advised that, if they
evidence upon decide to appeal any decisions made at
ased. the public hearing, they will need a record
fJuly, 2009 of the proceedings and, for such purpose,
Sheila Watson, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
rator, NCRWA record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
e. evidence upon w tbfi'th6h appeal is to be
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
I Lost & Found i
FOUND DOGS- 2 cocker spaniels
found. Please call Lindsay Smith at 352-
538-7280 to identify.
GARAGE SALE: Fri. & Sat. at Arlene
Wilks' in Trenton. 4 families. Hot tub,
$600. Clothes, 18 mos-teens. Counter
cross patterns & quilt books. A lot of
other stuff. 463-6111.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 91 -
GRAND OPENING: Flea Market Ven-
dors Needed. Opening July 11, 8am-3pm.
No Alcohol - No Guns or Ammo Sold!
Call Barbara or Wayne, (352) 463-6656.
4200 North US-129 (next to FFA Arena)
Blood Mobile will be there.
EL . Produce.~-,
GEORGIA FREESTONE PEACHES:
Taking orders now. 251b large ripes, $11.
251b medium firm, $13. Call your first
order by July 16, you must pick up from
3-6 pm on Saturday, July 18. Call your
second order by July 30, you must pick
up from 3-6 pm on Saturday, August 1.
Call Jerry or Lela @ 352-356-1801 or
352-498-5892. Cross City, FL.
HARD TO FIND PLANTS
Native Chinquapin, Native Paw-Paw,
Native May-Haw, Golden Rain Tree,
Mulberry, Royal Empress Tree, Native
Hibiscus, Native Oak Leaf Hydrangea,
Bird of Paradise, Grey Beard & any other
landscaping needs at Allen's Nursery,
Old Town. Plant rentals for weddings and
other special occasions. Hrs Mon.-Sat. 9-
5, Phone 352-542-7284 or 356-0288.
HOT PEPPER PLANTS
Jalapefio & Scotch bonnet, $2.95 eac
Lazy Cat Farm, 352-221-0234.
MAN AUGER: . Gasoline, Hond
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave
SWanted To Buy
SCsLAS LFLEDS' 1 Help Wanted o
A \ S F .A. .. J school diploma or equivalent. Associate
h. CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. ofArts degree or higher, at least 60 credit
hours from an accredited institution, or a
6 passing score on an approved state test
2- Services I Services required. Temporary TeacherAide, Pre-
da .... .. Services K - Anticipated Vacancy. District Wide.
n. DIVORCES, DEEDS, POWER OF MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS High school diploma or equivalent. As-
ve ATTORNEYS & MORE: We can help. Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears, sociate of Arts degree or higher, at least
We are not attorneys. 352-542-0400 or MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon- 60 credit hours,from an accredited insti-
5 352-221-0941. da. Blades for most mowers, tution, or a passing score on an approved
4tb,6-26-7-16 Beauchamp Saw Shop state test required. CNA or equivalent re-
493-4904 I quired. Guidance Counselor-Anticipat-
i 1Vfr A NOTADV9W u6r .... +... tfnf 1 03 ed Vacancy. Trenton Elementary School.
I AIfLED AiAUIfS RtTflwe comeUfflhtoL yoLu.
Nature Coast Notaries, 24/7 service. 352-
542-0400 or 352-221-0941.
FERRIER: Trims or shoes, 352-493-
SERVICE: Complete tree re
ming, stump grinding, hau
service. Licensed and insu
timates. Call 386-935-2180
JERRY WILKS FILL D
VICE: Fill dirt, drivewi
demolition, * limerock, lan
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (35
APPLIANCE REPAIR: All
maker & dishwasher install
certified techs. MC-VISA,
HOME BUILDER: Quality h(
on your lot. Visit our sales & d
ter at 26761 SE Hwy-19, Old T
Mon-Fri 1Oam-5pm. Lifetim
TREE REMOVAL & DEM(
WORK: Mobile homes and h
moved. For a Free Estimate Ca
Wesley with Wesley Sanitatio
DIXIE MONUMENTS - OLE
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-34:
349N 7 miles north of Old T
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenu
church) 1/2 mile on right. IV
ors, size & styles of marble
to choose from in our invent
puter specialist to assist you i
a lasting tribute to the life of y
one. Closed: Sunday & Mond
Tuesday - Friday, 8am-4pm &
8am-12noon or call for free a
i off, bobcat
3-WHEEL ADULT BICYCLE/
TRICYCLE: Call 463-7063.
Seeking U.S. Coins, older varieties, all
denominations, copper, nickel, silver &
gold. Highest prices paid in cash! I beat
all pawn & dealers. Cell 352-949-1450.
NEED CPR? Quest Training Services of
Chiefland now offering American Heart
Assoc. CPR classes. 2-year certificate.
Call 352-493-7330 to schedule.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
CNA? JRin the health care industry. Call
Quest Training at 352-493-7330, day and
ATTENTION CHRISTIAN HOME
SCHOOL PARENTS: For the 10th
straight year the annual College Board
PSAT is being offered locally and admin-
istered by a nationally certified teacher.
Any 7th - 11th grade home schooled stu-
dent is invited to take the 2-hour test in
preparation for the SAT. Please send in-
formation request by e-mail to vcscorn-
email@example.com and give name and
mailing address. Inquiry deadline: July
P/PP, W' A4 J' P AITiC1C C'f~ IRI I.QT7AI(#j
(J35 ) 403-7U I:
Toll Free 1-888-882-707
(352) 463-7302 FAX
75 JEAN C. TROKE - Licensed Real Estate Broker
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WW
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) * Trenton, Florida 32693
ON THE WEB:
TIM POWELL ELECTR
stallations and repairs, lice
sured. State Cert. #EC13(
red. Free es- ACTIVITY AIDE POSIT
or 352-318- siastic, willing to learn, high
needed for activities. Full ti
4tp,6-18-7-9 end contract available. Pleas
gie Rexroat at 463-7101 or
DIRT SER- at Ayers Health & Rehabilita
ays, topsoil, 7th Street, Trenton, FL EOE
id clearing. Work Place
tfnb,5-28 IMMEDIATE OPENING
rary citrus nursery facility
brands, ice position. Position require
ation. EPA and experience in industrial
352-949- tenance. Will also assist n
general citrus nursery opera
tfnb,12-18 required. Valid driver's lice
ity to operate a tractor. Pho
n at 352-
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
NICE, BIG CB/S-BUILT HOME ON A 10-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/3 BA: Spacious w/over 2700 inside sqft, large greatroom/dining area w/vaulted
ceilings, wide/open kitchen, two Main BR/BA suites, 400' +sqft. back porch,& more, on a woody 10-acre tract at Rolling Oaks...$290,000.
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.
WELL-BUILT HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious CB/Hardyboard-built home, located along paved CR-319
just South of town, among other well-kept homes. Has 2-car garage, large back screened porch w/Jacuzzi and lots more...$214,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--SPACIOUS CB/S HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Nicely built 2006 CB/Stucco-built home, with 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...$109,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
STILT FRAME-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO THE RIVER: 2 BR/1 BA: Nicely-landscaped, wooded .93-acre tract, with attractive bungalow located
close to river boat ramp at Sun Springs. Has wood cathedral ceilings, buck stove, large sun room, fenced yard & more..$135,000.
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.
NEW FRAME-BUILT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built frame/hardyplank home-would be eligible for Gitchrist "SHIP" program...$99,999.
Reduced (From $114,900)-NICELY-KEPT W/OUTBLDGS: 2 BR/2 BA: Cozy frame-built home & fenced 2.01-acres near Old Town...$99,900.
Reduced (From $105,000)--COZY CB-BUILT HOME ON ONE ACRE: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat & clean, w/outbuilding, gazebo/BBQ & mom...$98,900.
FRAME 'CRACKER' HOME, ON LANDSCAPED TRACT: 2 BR/1. BA: Well-kept 1970-built home, has been upgraded with new central H/A system
& metal roofing; with wood flooring, front & back porches, 2-wide car cover & more, on wooded.90-acre tract...$74,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED ACREAGE ALONG US-129: A 2.37-acre tract, with over 560' frontage along Main St. at north end of Bell. Property has
zoning to allow for business to be placed-a great opportunity available, call Jean for full information...$275,000.
SOLID OLDER-FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, zoned currently for commercial
use, with over 1600 sqft., including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDING IN BELL: Frame-built structure, with over 1,400 inside retail sqft., with paved frontage & parking area along
US-129 in downtown Bell. Excellent income potential in growing community-call Jean for full details...$125,000.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses-call Jean at office for details...$115,000.
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: 'Four side-by-side lots (total size 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 --
10 COUNTRY ACRES & SPACIOUS M/HOME ALONG US-129: 4 BR/2 BA: Beautiful rural acreage, with a nice mix of fenced pasture & large trees
by the home-site, a large 26x76 Manufactured, with full living, dining & family rooms; property also has a 46x40 bam...$195,000.
LANDSCAPED M/HOME & ACRE, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE: 3 BR/2 BA: Beautifully-landscaped & fenced 1.05-acre property, w/nice mix of
palm & pine, azalea & wisteria, along paved road near Hinton Landing. Has pool, 2-car garage, outbuildings & nice DW M/Home...$129,900.
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.
FIVE BEDROOM M/HOME, ON LANDSCAPED TRACT NEAR OLD TOWN: 5 BR/3 BA: Spacious, well-kept 26x76 M/Home, on
fenced/underbrushed .59/acre tract at Suwannee Gardens S/D. Property has an 18'-round A/G pool, 2-vehicle car cover & outbldg...$99,900.
Reduced (From $119,900)-NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES: 2 BR/2 BA; Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan, w/landscaped acreage...$99,900.
5 ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING: 4 BR/2 BA: 14x56 M/H & att. 24x24 frame extension, pasture acreage...Seller Is
Reduced (From $84,900)--WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean 27x56, between Trenton & Newberry...$79,500.
Reduced (From $39,900)--AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 M/Home, new flooring & cabinets, fenced .70/acre tract..$34,900.
-- 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-rpady for an upgrade, or for a new built or manufactured home-site...Priced to Sell...$77,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: A number of tracts available in our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $69,900.
REDUCED (From $59,900) 5 ACRES--AT DEED-RESTRICTED S/D: Nice pasture/fenced tract at Meadow Wood Trails near Trenton...$57,900.
2.5-ACRE TRACT & "AS IS" IMPROVEMENTS NEAR BELL: Wooded 2.5 acre tract just North of Bell, has well/septic/frame building...$31,500.
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...lots and 1/2-acre tracts, for Waccasassa, Silver Oaks S/D, starting from $2,999 and a number of one-acre tracts, for T'renton, Bell, Old Town,
starting from $3,750.
-We have two rental home properties, a 3BR/3BA brick home in Trenton, and a 2BR/1BA on 5 acres... both at $750.00 per month (call for details)
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:
Jean Troke (cell #) Jim Troke (cell #) Jean & Jim (home #) Paul Troke (cell #)
(352) 493-3539 (352) 493-5237 (386) 935-3357 (352) 221-2999
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
9185; tax 352-472-9187/.
LPN for Long Term Houri
exp reqd. $16.00/hr and bon
Call Amanda toll free 1-8'
Suwannee Medical Homeca
Physical Therapist: Contr
Bachelor's degree br higher from an ac-
C: New in- credited institution. Florida Certification
nsed and in- covering School Guidance Counseling.
002453. Call Maintenance Worker - Journey Level.
District Wide. High School Diploma or
tffb,11-25 equivalent. Three years of experience in
building maintenance and/or A/C service.
Must have EPA Universal Certification
J"O for HVAC. Substitute Teachers - High,
ied | School Diploma or Equivalent. Contact
the District Office for an application and
ION: Enthu- more information. Bus Driver Trainees;
i energy CNA Substitute Bus Drivers. High School
ime & Week- Diploma. 40 hours of in-service training
e contact An- will be provided for qualified applicants.
apply within Flexible training hours. Part of the train-
ition, 606 NE ing prepares trainees for the driver por-
- Drug Free tion of the Class B Florida CDL. For in-
formation or questions, contact the Trans-
ltb,7-9 portation Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
for a tempo- Pool. We are accepting applications for
maintenance our Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
s knowledge Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
facility main- or higher with a current or former Florida
manager with teaching certificate in a core subject area.
tion needs as Once approved, highly qualified substi-
-nse and abil- tutes would be, eligible for substituting
one 352-472- at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence in a
2tb,7-9-7-16 core subject area. All other daily substi-
tuting would be at current daily rates.
ly Case. Vent Contact the District Office for an applica-
us. tion and more information. Apply online
77-755-1544. ' at: http://www.gilchristschools.org/Em-
re. ployment/jobs.html All applications will
2tb,7-9-7-16 be screened. Not all applicants will be in-
terviewed. Applications will be accepted
acted Servic- until positions are filled. EEO/Drug Free
es, Part time. Provide PT service to stu-
dents grades Pre-K through High School.
Gilchrist County School District. Apply
online at: www.gilchristschools.org or
ind VACANCIES GILCHRIST COUNTY
nite Instructors, High School Science - Dis-
om- trict Wide. Bachelor's degree or higher
ing from an accredited institution. Florida
ved Certification covering High School Sci-
pen: ence. Instructors, Middle School Sci-
day ence - Bell Middle/High School. Bache-
urs lor's degree or higher from an accredited
institution. Florida Certification covering
-28 Middle School Science. Instructor, Mid-
dle School Math - Trenton Middle/High
School. Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida Certifi-
cation covering Middle School Math.
Possible coaching duties. Instructor,
Reading - Anticipated Vacancy.Trenton
Middle/High School. Bachelor's degree
or higher from an accredited institution.
Florida Certification or Endorsement cov-
ering Middle School Reading. Instruc-
t tor, ESE, VE -Anticipated Vacancy. Bell
Elementary School. Bachelor's degree
or higher from an accredited institution.
Florida Certification covering ESE. In-
structor, Middle School Language Arts
- Bell Middle/High School. Bachelor's
degree or higher from an accredited in-
stitution. Florida Certification covering
Middle School Language Arts. Instruc-
tor, High School Language Arts Bell
High - Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida Certifi-
cation covering High School Language
Arts. Temporary Teacher Aide - Antici-
pated Vacancy. District Wide. High
3/3 CB stilt home on .53 ac w/90'of
waterfront. Home features Ig great room,
stone fireplace, 2 car garage/workshop
w/opener, pump house, sprinkler system
NEW 2BR/2BA, Split Plan MH for rent
in Bell. Five acres, fenced., All new ap-
plicances. Non-smoking. Small well
behaved pet considered. $600/month.
+ $500 deposit. References required.
Lease w/option to buy available. 352-
562-2855 / 386-935-6524.
HOUSE - 3 BR/1 BA on 1 acre in Tren-
ton in a well-maintained subdivision.
Fireplace & large fenced yard with big
trees & barn. $750 per month, first & last.
Available September 1. Call Terrie Deen
213-3444 or 463-1008. Pets okay.
2 BR/2 BA MH: Fully furnished w/lin-
ens, dishes, etc. Fireplace, 3-5 acres. Nice
fenced yard, with big oaks, on paved
road, in Rock Bluff. $550-$650 depend-
ing. Rent or buy. (386) 935-5377.
FOR RENT: $600, first & last. Includes
Culligan Water. Fenced, large 3 BR/2
BA, (352) 222-3219 or 472-0996 leave
message. 1 year lease. No indoor pets. Or
sale for $60,000.
3BR/2BA DWMH on 5 Acres in Tren-
ton, $800 per month, first, last & $400
security. Month to Month lease. $40 App.
Fee. Non-refundable. Call Steve at (352)
4BR/2BA home on 1 ac has a new 4"
submersible well, water softener, hot water
hepter & appliances. Features tape &
textured walls, fresh paint & close to the
public boat ramp & Suwannee River.
Brand New 2009, 3/2 home in city
limits of Trenton. This home is still in
construction phase, with the options
to make certain choices of colors, etc.
3BR/2BA HOME on a large 80x100 lot
in Trenton, built in 2007. The kitchen,
with its wood cabinets, range, micro-
wave range hood & refrigerator, opens to
a breakfast nook on one side, and dining
area on the other. The living room & bed-
rooms have ceiling fans, blinds & carpet.
French doors open'to the patio. Adjoining,-
lot also available. Take advantage of the
$8000 tax incentive for first time home
buyers! -Seller will pay,)$2000 in closing;
costs with acceptable offer. $99,500 For
an appointment, call Horizon Realty, Ei-
leen Gilroy, Realtor (352) 665-2522.
FOWLER'S BLUFFAREA: 2 BR/1 BA
frame house w/central heat/air. Glassed
in front porch, screened back porch. Out-
side cookhouse, cement pad 4-run dog
pen. Nice neighborhood. 4151 NW 153
Ct. Ph. 352-339-1053.
For Sale 10 acres planted pines be-
tween Trenton and Bell. Purchase price
$69,900.00. Owner financing available
with $1,500.00 down. Call (352) 463-
5 ACRES INSIDE CITY LIMITS:
Beautiful homesite, $79,900. 352-222-
FOR SALE - Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
Country. living in this well maintained 3BR/2BA
DWMH on 2,33 park like acres. Features fireplace,
DR, screened back porch, 2 storage bldgs, fenced
pasture, pole barn, near river & springs. Motivated.
Seller, must sell, bring all offersll
3BR/2.5BA home w/2340 sq ft on 5
rolling ac. This home is spacious &
features prep island, sep. DR, FR, jetted
tub in MBR, screened back porch, BBQ
area. long cracker-style front porch.
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2BR/1BA SWMH city lot in Trenton,
$500 per month, first, last & $250 secu-
rity. One Year Lease. $40 App Fee. Non-
refundabre. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
2BR/2BA SWMH in Bronson, $575 per
month, first, last & $275 security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-Refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/2BA DWMH in Bronson, Ready
Aug. 1, $675 per month, first, last & $350
security. One Year Lease. $40 App. Fee.
Non-refundable. Call Steve at (352) 213-
3BR/2BA DWMH on 4 acres, Horse
ready. Between Trenton and Newberry.
$950 per month, first & security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/1BA DWMH on 10 acres in Bell.
$650 per month. First, last & $325 secu-
rity. $40 App. Fee. Non-refundable. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/2BA SWMH in Bronson. $525 per
month. First, last & $275 security. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable. Call Steve at
(352) 213-1076 '
DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA in Chiefland, $600
per month, first and $600 security. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable. Call Steve at
QUADROPLEX in Chiefland, 2BR/
IBA, $600 per month, first & $600 secu-
rity. $40 App. Fee. Non-refundable. Call'
Steve at (352) 213-1076
2/1 in Duplex Trenton City Limits. $500
per month. 1st & last plus deposit. Brad
Smith @ 352-221-5256.
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Gilchrist County Most Wanted
Ref Hamilton, Norman charges -
Battery, bond amount $2,500.00 and
Throwing Missle into Occupied Ve-
hicle, bond amount $10,000.00. To-
tal bond amount $12,500. W/M 5'08
Ref Heverly, Joseph charges -Forg-
ery, bond amount $25,000.00, Ut-
tering a Forged Bank Check, bond
amount $25,000.00 and Grand Theft
III, bond amount $10,000.00. Total
bond amount $60,000. W/M 5'09
Ref Tillis, Terry charges -Failure to
Appear DUI Fourth or Subsequent
Offense, DWLSR Permanently Re-
voked, Refusal to Submit to Bal Test.
No Release: Hold for Jdg. W/M 6'00
Please call the CrimeStoppers hotline at 352-463-STOP (7867) with anyinformation. All calls remain anonymous
and may be eligible for a small reward of up to $1,000.
Farm Bill reauthorized
The 2008 Farm Bill reauthorized
the Farm Service Agency's (FSA)
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
(FSFL). The program provides low-
interest financing for producers to
build or upgrade farm storage and
To expedite the FSFL approval
process, producers planning tq sub-
mit an FSFL application to FSA, may
request an environmental evalua-
tion of their proposed project at their
county FSA office.
To comply with the provisions of
the National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA), FSA must evaluate the
potential impacts the proposed struc-
ture could have on the environment
for FSFL applications. An FSA-850
form must be completed for each
FSFL application before the applica-
tion can be approved.
Producers requesting an environ-
mental compliance determination
are advised that the FSFL application
must be submitted and approved be-
fore site preparation and construction
can begin on the facility.
Applicants will be required to
*type of structure they wish to con-
*proposed site by marking the lo-
cation on an aerial photo.
County Offices will not accept
requests to complete FSA-850 via
telephone. If a producer is unable to
visit the office, the request must be
submitted in writing and include the
necessary information to complete
Additional information about initi-
ating a Farm Storage Facility Loan is
available at FSA county offices.
By Paul Barnes
Social Security Regional Commis-
sioner, Atlanta, Georgia
It's been only a year since Social
Security's Retirement Estimator went
online, but you'd never know it based
on the praise it continues to receive
from users. It was rated the best
online service in government by the
d COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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cc* A outing iriance Inktrhictour
Must have Master's Degree in accounting or
. related areas or Master's Degree plus 18
graduate hours in accounting. finance, or
related aWeas. Internet teaching experience is
preferred but not required. Contact Timothy
Moses at 386-754-4267 or
email@example.com for details.
* Commercial Truck Driving Instructors
Olustee Campus. Teaching the classroom
(including permits, logbooks, and trip
planning), range, and on-the-road portions of
the Commercial Truck Driving Curriculum.
Prepare course syllabus. Maintain program
equipment. Evaluate and grade students. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED; valid
Class A CDL; clean seven year Motor Vehicle
Report; three years full-time, paid work
experience in field as a commercial truck
driver OR in the transportation field in the past
five years; must have completed preparation in
commercial truck driving from a regionally
accredited private or public post-secondary
.school OR completed an equivalent military or
comipany-sponsored training program or
approved apprenticeship program; must pass
drug screen, criminal background check, and
MVR check; must demonstrate excellent
verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; must
have the patience and aptitude to guide
inexperienced students through a complicated
and challenging learning process; and basic
computer proficiency. Desired qualifications
include an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree;
teaching experience at the postsecondary level
or established truck driving school; active
participation in appropriate
supervisory experience; excellent human
relational skills. .
Contact Elaine Puri at 386-754-4492 or
purietaflakecitycc.edu lor details.
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign transcripts must be
submitted with a translation and evaluation.
Application available at www lakecitycc.cdu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern* ,
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
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SLOG CABIN QUILTERS ZZ
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, July 2 at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. We worked., on our quilts
and helped a lady with a new sew-
ing machine. We all had a great time
We want to thank the people who
donate fabric, clothes, books, yarn,
and crochet thread. We use what
we can, and then it goes to nursing
homes, jails and whoever can use it.
Thank you so very much.
Derick and the six young men were
out and got the porch all cleaned,
pots put away, and tables were also
put away. Thanks, Lancaster.
Lunch was delicious. We had
meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gra-
vy, cheese and macaroni, spaghetti,
squash casserole, vegetable platter,
sliced tomatoes, cake, Betty.'s coco-
nut pie, watermelon, fruit bars and so
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The online Retirement Estimator
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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
Springhouse Live Oak woman killed in
Quilters' July 4 car crash
Trenton City Commissioners are considering the best possible solution for flood problems on 10th Street.
City of Trenton moving closer to
reworking 10th street
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Phillip Chancey, P. E. of Mills Engineering Compapy, attended Monday's Trenton City Commission meeting to
present several new options for N.E. 10th Street.
There has been a flooding problem at the entrance of 10th street for several years now.
The plan includes elevating the street surface, constructing swales, and installing 9 inch thick concrete drives
which are about 2 inches lower in the center. This would allow the water to pass over the driveway when the first
two retention areas located adjacent to Hwy. 26 fill and overflow. The new street and drives would allow excess
water from rainfall to pass over drives on both sides of the road and pass onto two large drainage ditches just past the
driveways to Paul Redd's property and the Gilchrist Grill.
This drainage improvement plan that was approved will be approximately $38, 663.00.
5 Florida residents have died from H1N1
Last Thursday the Florida De-
partment of Health confirmed three
H1N1 Swine Flu related deaths: a
58-year-old male in Broward County,
a 31 year old female and 63 year old
male in Miami-Dade County. This
brings Florida's confirmed deaths
due to H1N1 Swine Flu to five.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to
the family and friends of these in-
dividuals," said Surgeon General Dr.
Ana Viamonte Ros. "Like seasonal
flu, Swine Flu can have serious im-
plications for people with preexisting
All four Department of Health
laboratories have received testing
supplies from the Center for Diseases
Control and can test samples to con-
firm H1N1 Swine Flu., This testing
capability allows the Department to
expedite results as we no longer need
to send probable cases to CDC labo-
The Department of Health con-
tinues enhanced surveillance and
outreach to physicians, hospitals
and other health care professionals.
The surveillance system, consisting
of sentinel physicians, reporting in-
fluenza activity, DOH laboratories
receiving specimens from physi-
cians and hospitals and our ability to
monitor emergency room cases and
over-the-counter drug sales is fully.
operational. We have activated our
response plan and are ready to re-
spond if needed.
Department of Health continues
its enhanced surveillance with a net-
work of sentinel physician provid-
ers. These providers send selected
samples of laboratory specimens to
state laboratories for testing if they.
have patients with influenza like ill-
ness (ILI). These physicians also
continue to report weekly ILI cases
to the Department of Health. Florida
currently has 942 confirmed cases of
H1N1 Swine Flu.
The World Health Organization
(WHO) alert level is at Phase 6
The pandemic (WHO level 6) sta-
tus is based on geographic distribu-
tion and not the severity of swine
In effect the WHO is saying that
swine fli H1N1 is now circulating
The second week of th
ing camp began in late J
good group of second-yea
H members returning to'
about sewing and quilting
With Elaine Faison and
liam leading the 4-H gro9u
people started by review
sential parts of the sewing
and then it was off to cutt
and starting a rag edge qu
The sewing machines
the test as the young peo
on the squares to make
The leaders were availa
distance, but most of the
complete control of their
A yo-yo session was i:
the young people to use
to learn to hand sew.
After their first yo-yo
pleted, the 4-H youth w
circles to make more yo-y
was back to their rag edge
The camp continued
the week.The quilts and
small projects were con
ready to go home with the
the conclusion of the cam
For information about;
Springhouse Quilters, ci
By John M. Ayers
A Live Oak woman was killed on
July 4 when the pickup truck she was
e 4-H sew- a passenger in traveled through an in-
June with a tersection and was hit in the right side
ar sewing 4- by a 2009 Dodge SUV. Trooper Or-
learn more tiz with the Florida Highway Patrol
Y. reported the accident occurred at the
d Anna Gil- intersection of 169th Road and 104th
p, the young Street in Suwannee County. '
ring the es- April Jo Mercer, 27, of Live Oak
ng machine was killed when the pickup truck she
ing, sewing was a passenger in entered the inter-
ilt. section into the path of a Dodge truck
were put to that was traveling west on 104th
)ple worked Street. The driver of the Ford pickup,
their quilt. Timothy D. Wells, 41, of Live Oak
ble for as- failed to stop at the direction of the
youth had stop sign which controls traffic trav-
sewing ma- eling on 169th Road. The front of the
Dodge truck struck the right side of
included for the pickup truck which rotated coun-
their hands ter clock-wise and turned over.'The
Dodge truck also rotated counter
was com- clockwise sliding northwest off of
anted more the roadway before crashing into a
yo's.Then it telephone box and fence. The Dodge
e quilt. truck also turned over, coming to fi-
throughout nal rest on its top facing northeast.
some other The Dodge truck was driven by Pat-
ipleted and rick Tharp, 59, of Royal Palm Beach,
e 4-H'ers at Florida. A passenger in the vehicle
Ip. Ellen Tharp, 53, was also of Royal
activities of Palm Beach, Florida. The driver and
contact Lois the passenger were reported to have
been properly restrained in safety
Lois Scott, belts at the time of the accident.
Publicity Trooper Ortiz reported the driver,
and the two passengers in the pickup
truck were not wearing a seatbelt
the time of the accident. A second
passenger in the pickup truck was
James Mercer, 6 years old and also a
resident of Live Oak. The driver and
surviving passenger of the pickup
truck were transported by Trauma
One and Air Methods helicopters to
Shands at the University Hospital in
Jacksonville and Shands at the Uni-
versity of Florida in Gainesville. The
driver of the Dodge truck was trans-
ported by Trauma One to Shands at
the University of Florida. The pas-
senger in the Dodge truck was trans-
ported by Suwannee County Emer-
gency Medical Service to Shands at
Live Oak, Florida.
Troopers Ortiz and Corporal
Weaver are continuing this homicide
investigation with charges pending.
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
207 North Main Street * Trenton
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-----------------, July 15th thru August 19th
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Toll Free: 866-341-2730 Trenton MedicalCenter
'911 S. Main Street, Trenton
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The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
and Gilchrist County Crime Stoppers are
offering a REWARD for information
leading to the arrest of any person or persons
involved in the November 19th murder
of Junior Kelly.
If you have information that
you think can help please call
*All callers will remain anonymous; the reward Is given for information leading to the arrest of the
person or persons involved in the crime. The reward is given to the tipster after it has been
determined to be creditable information by the Investigations Office of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office and Gilchrist County Crime Stoppers.
Funded wholly or In part by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund.
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